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Introduction to active galaxies
Introduction to active galaxies

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Introduction to active galaxies

Introduction

Active galaxies provide a prime example of high-energy processes operating in the Universe. This course introduces the evidence for activity from the spectra of some galaxies, and the concept of a compact active galactic nucleus as a unifying model for the observed features of several types of active galaxy. It also develops the key skill of applying arithmetic and simple algebra to solving scientific problems.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course S282 Astronomy [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .