Advanced Astrophysics / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Astronomy describes the mechanics of the universe in the more basic language of physics, otherwise known as "astrophysics". Knowledge of black holes, quasars and extrasolar planets requires understanding of the physics underlying astrophysics. This book clarifies the fundamental principles of the field as well as the important astronomical phenomena it describes. Readers will gain a greater appreciation of the connection between physics and astronomy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of ContentsPart I. Classical Mechanics: 1. Orbital mechanics; 2. Galaxy dynamics; 3. Cosmic expansion and large-scale structure; Part II. Statistical Mechanics: 4. Overview of statistical mechanics; 5. The early universe; 6. Stellar structure and compact stars; Part III. Electromagnetism: 7. Radiation from accelerating charges; 8. Bremsstrahlung and synchrotron radiation; 9. High energy processes in astrophysics; 10. Electromagnetic wave propagation; Part IV. Quantum Mechanics: 11. The hydrogen atom; 12. The interaction of radiation with matter; 13. Atomic fine structure lines; 14. Atomic hyperfine structure lines; 15. Transitions involving multi-electron atoms; 16. Molecular lines in astrophysics.