Galactic Dynamics

Galactic Dynamics

by James Binney, Scott Tremaine
     
 

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Since it was first published in 1987, Galactic Dynamics has become the most widely used advanced textbook on the structure and dynamics of galaxies and one of the most cited references in astrophysics. Now, in this extensively revised and updated edition, James Binney and, Scott Tremaine describe the dramatic recent advances in this subject, making Galactic Dynamics

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Since it was first published in 1987, Galactic Dynamics has become the most widely used advanced textbook on the structure and dynamics of galaxies and one of the most cited references in astrophysics. Now, in this extensively revised and updated edition, James Binney and, Scott Tremaine describe the dramatic recent advances in this subject, making Galactic Dynamics the most authoritative introduction to galactic astrophysics available to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers.

Every part of the book has been thoroughly overhauled, and many sections have been completely rewritten. Many new topics are covered, including N-body simulation methods, black holes in stellar systems, linear stability and response theory, and galaxy formation in the cosmological context. Binney and Tremaine, two of the world's leading astrophysicists, use the tools of theoretical physics to describe how galaxies and other stellar systems work, succinctly and lucidly explaining theoretical principles and their applications to observational phenomena. They provide readers with an understanding of stellar dynamics at the level needed to reach the frontiers of the subject. This new edition of the original classic text is the definitive introduction to the field.

About the Author:
James Binney is professor of physics at the University of Oxford. His books include Galactic Astronomy

About the Author:
Scott Tremaine is the Richard Black Professor of Astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Both are fellows of the Royal Society

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Winner of the 2013 Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society

"[The] material is covered with care, rigor, and exemplary clarity; there is nothing obscure, sloppy, or superficial. The authors are, moreover, careful to make clear the limits of present knowledge, and to point out where conclusions cannot yet be drawn.... I expect it to stand as a classic reference for many years to come."--American Scientist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691084442
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/21/1988
Series:
Princeton Series in Astrophysics Series
Pages:
755

Meet the Author

James Binney is professor of physics at the University of Oxford. His books include "Galactic Astronomy". Scott Tremaine is the Richard Black Professor of Astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Both are fellows of the Royal Society.

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