Physics of the Pulsar Magnetosphereby A. V. Gurevich, V. S. Beskin, Ya. N Istomin
Pub. Date: 10/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book presents the theory of the electrodynamic phenomena that occur in the magnetosphere of a pulsar. It also provides a clear picture of the formation and evolution of neutron stars. The authors address the basic physical processes of electron-positron plasma production, the generation of electric fields and currents, and the emission of radio waves and gamma rays. The book also reviews the current observational data, and devotes a complete chapter to a detailed comparison of this data with accepted theory and with some recent theoretical predictions. Tables containing the values of the physical parameters of all observed radio pulsars are also provided.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)
Table of ContentsIntroduction; List of notation; Constants and quantities; 1. Basic observational characteristics of radio pulsars; 2. Neutron stars; 3. Physical processes in the pulsar magnetosphere; 4. Electrodynamics of the pulsar magnetosphere; 5. Generation of electron-positron plasma in the pulsar magnetosphere; 6. Pulsar radio emission; 7. Comparison of theory with observational data; Conclusion; Appendix; References; Additional literature; Author index; Subject index.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >