The book starts with relevant
scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar
system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Also builds student understanding through
the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich
Fraknoi, David Morrison And Sidney C Wolff
This note demonstrate
the extraordinary images flowing from the Hubble Space Telescope, this series
builds a picture of each stage in the life cycle of a star. An evening of star
viewing in the Blue Mountains is included.
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.
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
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.
explains the following topics: Stanford Linear Accelerator Experiment, Hafele
Keating Experiment, The Anemometer Metaphor, The Moving Target Laws, Secular
Aberration, Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments, Photoelectric Effect, the Compton
Effect and Blackbody Radiation, General Relativity and the Ether, Aberration and
Ether, Atmospheric Refraction and Ether, The De Witte Effect.
Author(s): R. Webster Kehr, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
guide covers the following topics: This note introduces the Big Bang cosmology
and its successes, while emphasising its incompleteness and the areas in which
Cambridge Relativity group members are working. A brief history of observational
cosmology, A brief history of our Universe, The four pillars of the Hot Big Bang model, Shortcomings of the standard
of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This note covers the following topics: Observations of Global Properties, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Many Distances,
Scale Factor, Spatial Curvature, Flatness-Oldness, Horizon, Inflation,
Anisotropy and Inhomogeneity.
In this book the author provides an alternative view
our universe based on the concept of an all pervading fluid like
hyperdimensional aether. Covered topics are: Aether, Matter, Magnetism, Light,
Gravity, Inertia, Free Energy, Antigravity and Relativity.
book covers the following topics: cosmological Observations, Cosmological Principle, Geometry, Linearized
General Relativity, Dynamics: a(t), Flatness-Oldness, Distant Objects, General
formula for angular sizes, Number Counts, Gamma Ray Bursts, Evolution of Diffuse
Backgrounds, Effects from Electron Scattering, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Last
Scattering, Horizon Problem, Inflationary Scenario, Fluctuations from Inflation,
Perturbations, Two Fluid Approximation, Acoustic Scale, Cluster of Galaxies,