This introduces to the student how cosmic objects can be studied using various messengers, such as electromagnetic waves at a wide variety of bands, gravitational waves and various energetic particles. The course describes how these different signals originate, what information they carry and how to interpret them.
Desirable preparation: Physical science at the class XI-XII level, FCs on QRMT and PoS.
Level : 3000
1. An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, B.W. Carroll and D.A. Ostlie, Cambridge University Press
2. High Energy Astrophysics, M. Longair, Cambridge University Press
3. Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, G.B. Rybicki and A.P. Lightman, Addison-Wesley
4. Classical Theory of Fields, L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Butterworth-Heinemann