High Energy Astrophysics: Volume 2, Stars, the Galaxy and the Interstellar Medium / Edition 2by Malcolm S. Longair
Pub. Date: 07/28/1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The highly acclaimed first edition of High Energy Astrophysics instantly established itself as a classic in the teaching of contemporary astronomy. Reflecting the immense interest and developments in the subject, Professor Longair has developed the second edition into three texts; in this second volume he provides a comprehensive discussion of the high energy astrophysics of stars, the Galaxy and the interstellar medium. He develops an understanding for the essential physics with an elegance and infectious enthusiasm for which his teaching is internationally renowned, illustrating the issues throughout with results from the forefront of research. This book takes the student with an undergraduate background in physics and mathematics--but not necessarily with training in astronomy--to the point where current astrophysical research can be understood.
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Table of Contents1. The contents of the Universe - the grand design; 2. Aspects of stellar evolution relevant to high energy astrophysics; 3. Dead stars; 4. Accretion power in astrophysics; 5. Interstellar gas and magnetic field; 6. Synchrotron radiation and the radio emission of the Galaxy; 7. The origin of the electron energy spectrum in our Galaxy; 8. The origin of high energy protons and nuclei; 9. The acceleration of high energy particles; 10. Appendices - astronomical nomenclature.
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