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Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems
     

Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems

by William C. Saslaw
 

ISBN-10: 0521349753

ISBN-13: 9780521349758

Pub. Date: 07/01/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This text describes the gravitational interactions and evolution of astronomical systems on all scales, from small groups of stars through galaxies and clusters of galaxies to the Universe itself. In a rapidly developing area of astronomy, it is the first comprehensive treatise on the subject to be published since the early 1960s. Concentrating on the basic physics

Overview

This text describes the gravitational interactions and evolution of astronomical systems on all scales, from small groups of stars through galaxies and clusters of galaxies to the Universe itself. In a rapidly developing area of astronomy, it is the first comprehensive treatise on the subject to be published since the early 1960s. Concentrating on the basic physics, at a graduate student level, it also develops many astronomical applications in considerable detail. The book is self-contained. Most results are derived from preceding ones in a straightforward way. It is written to bring out the physical content behind the mathematical formulae, and contains a number of exercises and suggestions for research topics. Bibliographies with nearly 300 selected references provide gateways into the literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521349758
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Idealized homogeneous systems - basic ideas and gentle relaxation; 2. Infnite inhomogeneous systems - galaxy clustering; 3. Finite spherical systems - cluster of galaxies, galactic nuclei, globular clusters; 4. Finite flattered systems - galaxies; Index.

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