## An Introduction to Mathematical Astrophysics

Studying physics or astronomy at university, or about to? Interested in astronomy?

FREE BOOK – An Introduction to Mathematical Astrophysics.

The PDF version of this book is now available, free of charge and with no obligation. Just drop an email to me, Neil Taylor, on [email protected] and I will send you the PDF, together with the excel worksheet associated with the book.

FREE BOOK – An Introduction to Mathematical Astrophysics.

The PDF version of this book is now available, free of charge and with no obligation. Just drop an email to me, Neil Taylor, on [email protected] and I will send you the PDF, together with the excel worksheet associated with the book.

What’s the catch? None. I have benefitted from many years of education and felt it right to return the favour and publish this book open-source. I have written this book based on the teaching I have received, my own studies and research, and the teaching and tutoring I have provided to others.

For those that do wish to subsequently get a hardback copy of the book then it’s available either from me (at £35 per copy, and preferred option) or via Amazon (at £37.00). Of course I would say this, but the printed book looks great! The link to the amazon page is in the first comment which shows more details.

The back cover blurb of the book is below, together with more details on what the book contains.

An Introduction to Mathematical Astrophysics is a well written, comprehensive, and readable textbook suitable for students progressing beyond high school diplomas/baccalaureate/A-level to undergraduate courses in astronomy and physics.

Beautifully illustrated with 119 full colour images, the intended audience for this book is students of mathematics and physics; undergraduates on physics and astronomy courses; and amateur astronomers who are looking for a more in-depth appreciation of the mathematics and physical processes within the field of astronomy.

Comprising 18 chapters, this book provides a mathematical description of astronomy; ranging from historical context; fundamental forces; orbital mechanics, the mathematical physics involved in: determining the nature, formation, structure, atmospheres and evolution of stars; star clusters; galaxies; and cosmology. The book brings together mathematical descriptions and step-by-step derivations which collectively are not available in any other published work and it:

• Shows how mathematics and physics are used in astronomy.

• Presents complete derivations of many of the key equations used in astrophysics.

• Inspires readers to identify and pursue studies and research within their own personal interests.

• Provides the background to allow understanding of advanced and postgraduate works, and research level publications.

A useful set of excel-based calculation tools is included which can be used either stand-alone or to help answer some of the review questions included. Full answers to all review questions are included in the book.

Although a textbook, this book also shows:

• Why the Earth’s current rate of climate change is not because of our orbit, nor changes in the Sun’s radiation;

• How it is more likely that the Sun will last for another 3.7 billion years rather than the widely popularised 5.5 billion years;

• The existence of a sparse, second asteroid belt between Jupiter and Saturn;

• That Pasiphae, one of the moons of Jupiter, will likely escape from its Jovian orbit into a heliocentric orbit;

• An explanation for galactic rotation, galaxy cluster binding, and cosmological expansion which does not rely upon dark matter or dark energy; and

• A multi-dimensional possible answer to how the Universe came into existence from apparently nothing.

Language: English

Publisher: Observatoire Solaire

Publication date: 17th July 2024

Dimensions 18.2cm x 25.7cm x 2.1cm (B5)

Pages: 317

Figures (all colour): 119

Tables: 38

Appendices: 7

ISBN-13 978-1-9999044-2-5 Hardcover

For those that do wish to subsequently get a hardback copy of the book then it’s available either from me (at £35 per copy, and preferred option) or via Amazon (at £37.00). Of course I would say this, but the printed book looks great! The link to the amazon page is in the first comment which shows more details.

The back cover blurb of the book is below, together with more details on what the book contains.

__Back cover blurb__An Introduction to Mathematical Astrophysics is a well written, comprehensive, and readable textbook suitable for students progressing beyond high school diplomas/baccalaureate/A-level to undergraduate courses in astronomy and physics.

Beautifully illustrated with 119 full colour images, the intended audience for this book is students of mathematics and physics; undergraduates on physics and astronomy courses; and amateur astronomers who are looking for a more in-depth appreciation of the mathematics and physical processes within the field of astronomy.

**Book description**Comprising 18 chapters, this book provides a mathematical description of astronomy; ranging from historical context; fundamental forces; orbital mechanics, the mathematical physics involved in: determining the nature, formation, structure, atmospheres and evolution of stars; star clusters; galaxies; and cosmology. The book brings together mathematical descriptions and step-by-step derivations which collectively are not available in any other published work and it:

• Shows how mathematics and physics are used in astronomy.

• Presents complete derivations of many of the key equations used in astrophysics.

• Inspires readers to identify and pursue studies and research within their own personal interests.

• Provides the background to allow understanding of advanced and postgraduate works, and research level publications.

A useful set of excel-based calculation tools is included which can be used either stand-alone or to help answer some of the review questions included. Full answers to all review questions are included in the book.

Although a textbook, this book also shows:

• Why the Earth’s current rate of climate change is not because of our orbit, nor changes in the Sun’s radiation;

• How it is more likely that the Sun will last for another 3.7 billion years rather than the widely popularised 5.5 billion years;

• The existence of a sparse, second asteroid belt between Jupiter and Saturn;

• That Pasiphae, one of the moons of Jupiter, will likely escape from its Jovian orbit into a heliocentric orbit;

• An explanation for galactic rotation, galaxy cluster binding, and cosmological expansion which does not rely upon dark matter or dark energy; and

• A multi-dimensional possible answer to how the Universe came into existence from apparently nothing.

Language: English

Publisher: Observatoire Solaire

Publication date: 17th July 2024

Dimensions 18.2cm x 25.7cm x 2.1cm (B5)

Pages: 317

Figures (all colour): 119

Tables: 38

Appendices: 7

ISBN-13 978-1-9999044-2-5 Hardcover