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ASTROPHYSICS STARS AND GALAXIES By K. D. Abhyankar

ASTROPHYSICS STARS AND GALAXIES | KD Abhyankar | The Foreword to the book is by Dr Jayant V Narlikar

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ASTROPHYSICS STARS AND GALAXIES By K. D. Abhyankar

The book covers the subject of astrophysics in an interesting manner without assuming familiarity with practical details of modern astronomical techniques.

About The Book:

The first comprehensive work on the subject to emerge from India, it includes a wide spectrum of topics ranging from celestial coordinates to cosmology written by an acknowledged expert in the field, the book explains how applications of commonly known laws of physics can provides Information about properties of celestial objects and associated phenomena. Each topics goes within the historical perspective, clearly bringing out how new ideas evolved question to inadequacies of the old. The book includes a large number of photographs and diagrams to enable visualization of difficult concepts and phenomena. Specially designed problems at the end of each chapter provide additional information on the subject. The Foreword to the book is by Dr Jayant V Narlikar.

About The Author:

KD Abhyankar (1928-2007) was Emeritus Professor, Department of Astronomy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, where he served as Professor of Astronomy for 24 years. A PhD in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, he has 30 years of teaching experience. Dr Abhyankar served on major committees and councils in various capacities in India and abroad. He was a member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, member of the International Astronomical Union, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, elected member of the Sigma Xi of USA, and elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences as well as of the Indian National Science Academy. Professor Abhyankar delivered several talks and lectures and attended many important national and international meetings. A prolific writer, he edited four volumes, contributed chapters to books, and published several articles. He contributed over 100 papers in several leading national and international journals. In recognition of his services to astronomy, Professor Abhyankar was conferred the MP Birla Memorial Award 2001 instituted by the Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Kolkata.

Cover design: OBDATA, Hyderabad

Specification: ASTROPHYSICS STARS AND GALAXIES By K. D. Abhyankar

Dimensions 27.5 × 24.3 × 3.7 cm

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