High-Energy-Density Physics: Fundamentals, Inertial Fusion, and Experimental Astrophysics / Edition 1

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This book has two goals. One goal is to provide a means for those new to high-energy-density physics to gain a broad foundation from one text. The second goal is to provide a useful working reference for those in the ?eld. This book has at least four possible applications in an academic c- text. It can be used for training in high-energy-density physics, in support of the growing number of university and laboratory research groups working in this area. It also can be used by schools with an emphasis on ultrafast lasers, to provide some introduction to issues present in all laser–target - perimentswithhigh-powerlasers,andwiththoroughcoverageofthematerial in Chap. 11 on relativistic systems. In addition, it could be used by physics, applied physics, or engineering departments to provide in a single course an introduction to the basics of ?uid mechanics and radiative transfer, with d- matic applications. Finally, it could be used by astrophysics departments for a similar purpose, with the parallel bene?t of training the students in the similarities and di?erences between laboratory and astrophysical systems. The notation in this text is deliberately sparse and when possible a given symbol has only one meaning. A de?nition of the symbols used is given in Appendix A. In various cases, additional subscripts are added to distinguish among cases of the same quantity, as for example in the use of ? and ? 1 2 to distinguish the mass density in two di?erent regions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540293149
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/2/2006
  • Series: Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to high-energy-density physics 1
2 Descriptions of fluids and plasmas 19
3 Properties of high-energy-density plasmas 55
4 Shocks and rarefactions 107
5 Hydrodynamic instabilities 169
6 Radiative transfer 237
7 Radiation hydrodynamics 267
8 Creating high-energy-density conditions 335
9 Inertial confinement fusion 391
10 Experimental astrophysics 423
11 Relativistic high-energy-density systems 449
12 Appendix A : constants, acronyms, and standard variables 485
13 Appendix B : sample mathematica code 491
14 Appendix C : a list of the homework problems 501
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