Introduction to Space Physics by Margaret G. Kivelson | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Introduction to Space Physics

Introduction to Space Physics

by Margaret G. Kivelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521457149

ISBN-13: 9780521457149

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Designed as a text for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students, this volume attempts to establish the curriculum for the modern student entering the fledgling field of space physics. The book provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the subject, covering virtually all aspects of space plasmas in the solar system. There are sections on the

Overview

Designed as a text for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students, this volume attempts to establish the curriculum for the modern student entering the fledgling field of space physics. The book provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the subject, covering virtually all aspects of space plasmas in the solar system. There are sections on the sun and solar wind, the magnetized and unmagnetized planets, and the fundamental process of space plasmas including shocks, plasma waves, ULF waves, wave-particle interactions, and auroral processes. In addition to emphasizing analysis, the authors also place importance on underlying phenomenology with extensive attention to observations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457149
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Brief history of solar terrestrial physics; 2. Physics of space plasmas; 3. The Sun; 4. The solar wind; 5. Collisionless shocks; 6. Interactions with magnetized planets; 7. Ionospheres; 8. Interactions with unmagnetized bodies; 9. Magnetopause, tail and reconnection; 10. Magnetospheric configuration; 11. Magnetic pulsations; 12. Plasma waves; 13. Magnetospheric dynamics; 14. The aurora and the auroral ionosphere; 15. Magnetospheres of outer planets; Appendices; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >