This book covers the
following topics: What is Radio Astronomy, Early Radio Astronomy, The Radio
Universe, Radiation Fundamentals: Brightness and Flux, Radiative Transfer,
Blackbody Radiation, Larmor's Formula, CMB Radiation, Antenna Fundamentals,
Reflector Antennas, Filled Apertures, Radio Telescopes, Radiometers,
Interferometers, Thermal Emission, Nonthermal Emission, Pulsars and Spectral
astronomy note introduces you to the wonders of modern astronomy.From the Solar
System to the most distant galaxies, we undertake an eye-opening journey, from
how stars work to the structure of the universe itself.
This lecture note covers
the following topics: Motions of the Earth and moon, Motion and Gravity,
Renaissance Astronomy, Optical Telescopes, Space Exploration, Science and
Astronomy, The Solar System, Stellar Systems and Interstellar Matter, Galaxies
and the Universe.
Astronomy is the scientific study of the
universe as a whole, and of celestial bodies and the underlying physics
governing those bodies. This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and
the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a
field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
As such a book, The Elements of Astronomy, or the World as it
is, and as it appears, is offered by a teacher to the teaching and studying
public. Had the writer aimed only to excite an interest in the subject, it would
have been shorter and more attractive , but it is intended, likewise, to
exercise the student's memory, reason, and imagination.
Our knowledge on the central components of disk galaxies has grown
substantially in the past few decades, particularly so in the last. This frantic
activity and the complexity of the subject promote confusion in the community.
In these notes the author discuss the concept of galactic bulge and its different
flavors. This also address fundamental scaling relations and the bulge-elliptical
galaxy connection, their central black holes and formation models. In
particular, this book aims at conveying three important notions: box peanuts are
just the inner parts of bars; the physical reality of two different
families of bulges is evident and at the high mass end, at least,
classical bulges are not just scaled down ellipticals surrounded by disks.
Each section in this
manual begins with a description of each set of skills. You should read these
descriptions and if you fully understand the concepts, try some of the sample
problems. If you score well, move on to the next section. However, if you find
that you do need to rethink these concepts, then study the description carefully
and do all of the exercises section. The questions in the exercises section go
more in depth than multiple choice exam questions will, but doing them will help
you think through and master the concepts. Answers for all of the exercise
questions are provided in the last section. Only use these answers after you are
done with the exercise questions (looking at the answers ahead of time will not
help you learn). Finally, the last part of each section is example exam
questions. These are the types of questions you can expect to find on multiple
choice exams related to these skills.
This guide help students and teachers
the significance of space-based astronomy, astronomical observations made from
outer space. The guide contains few of the traditional activities found in many
astronomy guides such as constellation studies, lunar phases, and planetary
orbits. It tells, rather, the story of why it is important to
observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire
Aeronautics and Space Administration
guide covers the following topics: Our own Galaxy - the Milky Way, Spiral and
elliptical galaxies, Galaxy clusters and large-scale structure, The dark matter
of the Universe and origin of large-scale structure.
of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This guide covers the following
topics: Phase transitions in the early universe, Cosmic strings and other
topological defects, Cosmic string dynamics and evolution, High-resolution
cosmic string simulations, Cosmic strings and large-scale structure, Texture
models and large-scale structure.
Author(s): Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This book covers the following topics: Introduction and Fundamental
Principles, Basic Assumptions, Theorems, and Polytropes, Sources and Sinks of
Energy, Flow of Energy through the Star and Construction of Stellar Models,
Theory of Stellar Evolution, Relativistic Stellar Structure, Structure of
Distorted Stars, Stellar Pulsation and Oscillation, The Flow of Radiation
Through the Atmosphere, Solution of the Equation of Radiative Transfer,
Environment of the Radiation Field, Construction of a Model Stellar Atmosphere,
Formation of Spectral Lines, Shape of Spectral Lines, Breakdown of Local
Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Beyond the Normal Stellar Atmosphere.
This note explains the following topics: Celestial Sphere, Matter & Energy ,
Light, Quantum Physics, Fundamental Forces, Telescopes Observatories, Stellar
Properties, Stellar Types, Binary Stars, HR Diagram, Stellar Structure, Star
Formation, stellar Evolution: MS and RGB, Stellar Death, Neutron Stars,
Relativity, Black Holes, Star Clusters,Interstellar Medium : Cold, Warm, Hot,
Milky Way, Stellar Populations.
Author(s): James Schombert, Department of Physics, University of