A Textbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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A Textbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Author : Mohit Kumar Sharma & Suresh Chandra
© Year : 2019
ISBN : 9789386768490
Pages : 366
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.50   kg
Price :   25.00

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Astronomy & Astrophysics is a subject which attracts people of all ages; from a school going student to a person enjoying superannuation. The text deals with the fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics. After briefing about the beginning of Astronomy, we have discussed various coordinate systems used to specify position of a place on the earth and an object in the space. Time is an important parameter and can help in having information about the relative occurrences of various events. The limitations of the observations with our eyes can be largely extended with the help of telescopes. Further, the telescopes help us for making observations of those radiations which cannot be seen by human eyes.

The fundamentals used for the study of various phenomena are summarized. Details about the Sun the closest star, has been studied in detail. Information about the solar family is described at length. Thermochemical reactions are responsible for creation of energy in the shining objects. Information about various types of thermochemical reactions is incorporated. Details of the galaxies and the universe are discussed. A brief description about the Cosmology — the science about the formation of universe is mentioned. The text cannot be considered as complete in absence of a discussion about the possibility of the existence of life in the universe other than that on the Earth.

 Large number of cosmic phenomena are covered
 Each topic is self-explanatory and self-contained
 Topics are supported by examples
 No prior-knowledge of Astronomy & Astrophysics is required

1.Beginning of Astronomy
2.Coordinate Systems
4.Telescopes and Detectors
8.Solar System
10.Galaxies and Universe
11.Cosmic Distance Ladder
13.Life in the Universe

Mohit Kumar Sharma :- is Assistant Professor, Amity Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India. He got his M.Sc. (with Distinction), M.Phil. (with first rank and distinction) and PhD and then he was awarded National Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Govt. of India for two years. He went to Germany for 2 months with the financial support from the DAAD, Germany; went to Japan for a short scientific visit. He is co-PI in a research project funded by the ISRO, Bengaluru; has published 40 research papers in the journals of international repute; coauthor of 8 textbooks published by the reputed publishers.

Suresh Chandra :- is Deputy Director & Professor, Amity Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Amity University, Noida, U.P. During his teaching career for 41 years, he has been Director of the School of Physical Sciences, S.R.T.M. University. Nanded, Maharashtra, for 11 years. He is Alexander von Humboldt Fellow of Germany; F.R.A.S., London, UK; fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune and has scientific collaborations with the scientists in Germany, Russia and France. He has completed 15 research projects, financially supported by various scientific funding agencies in India; has published 180 research papers in the journals of international repute; 11 PhD and 2 M.Phil. have been awarded under his supervision. He is life member of 15 national and international academic organizations. He is author of 16 textbooks.

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