Astrophysics Update 2 / Edition 1

Astrophysics Update 2 / Edition 1

by John Mason
     
 

"Astrophysics Updates" is intended to serve the information needs of professional astronomers and postgraduate students about areas of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology that are rich and active research spheres. Observational methods and the latest results of astronomical research are presented as well as their theoretical foundations and interrelations. The

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Overview

"Astrophysics Updates" is intended to serve the information needs of professional astronomers and postgraduate students about areas of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology that are rich and active research spheres. Observational methods and the latest results of astronomical research are presented as well as their theoretical foundations and interrelations. The contributed commissioned articles are written by leading exponents in a format that will appeal to professional astronomers and astrophysicists who are interested in topics outside their own specific areas of research. This collection of timely reviews may also attract the interest of advanced amateur astronomers seeking scientifically rigorous coverage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642067785
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
0.85(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chemistry of Low Mass Substellar Objects.- Neutron Star Structure and Fundamental Physics.- Six Years of Chandra Observations of Supernova Remnants.- Galaxy Collisions — Dawn of a New Era.- Formation and Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes.- Quasars and Their Host Galaxies.- Applications of Gravitational Lensing in Cosmology.- The Oldest Stars.- Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies.- The Role of Galactic Winds in Galaxy Formation.- Astronomy with Extremely Large Telescopes.

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