The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium

The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium

by A. G. G. M. Tielens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521533724

ISBN-13: 9780521533720

Pub. Date: 08/19/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Emphasizing microscopic physical and chemical processes in space, and their influence on the macroscopic structure of the interstellar medium of galaxies, this book includes the latest developments in an exciting area of molecular astrophysics. New space and ground-based observational opportunities have resulted in significant additions to our knowledge of the

Overview

Emphasizing microscopic physical and chemical processes in space, and their influence on the macroscopic structure of the interstellar medium of galaxies, this book includes the latest developments in an exciting area of molecular astrophysics. New space and ground-based observational opportunities have resulted in significant additions to our knowledge of the molecular universe in recent years. This comprehensive overview will be an invaluable reference source for undergraduates, graduates and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533720
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The galactic ecosystem; 2. Cooling processes; 3. Heating processes; 4. Chemical processes; 5. Interstellar dust; 6. Interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules; 7. HII regions; 8. The phases of the ISM; 9. Photodissociation regions; 10. Molecular clouds; 11. Interstellar shocks; 12. Dynamics of the interstellar medium; 13. The lifecycle of interstellar dust.

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