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This new text surveys a series of fundamental problems in astrophysics, both analytically and computationally for advanced students in physics and astrophysics. The contents are supported by over 110 class-tested Mathematica notebooks, allowing rigorous solutions to be explored in a visually engaging way. Topics covered include many classical and historically interesting problems, enabling the students to appreciate the mathematical and scientific challenges that were overcome in the subject's development. The text also shows the advantages and disadvantages of using analytical and computational methods. It will serve students, professionals, and capable amateurs to master the quantitative details of modern astrophysics and the computational aspects of their research projects.Read more
- Integrates analytical and conceptual methods, emphasizing the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches for research in astrophysics
- Features more than 110 working Mathematica® notebooks available online, including an instructional guide and appendices on statistical thermodynamics
- Many 2-D graphs appearing in the text are provided as 3-D rotatable diagrams in Mathematica®, helping students to visualize and understand the material differently
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- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107010741
- length: 384 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.88kg
- contains: 98 b/w illus. 12 tables 104 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Stellar atmospheres
3. Stellar interiors
4. Extreme classical stars
5. General relativity and applications
6. Binaries and clusters
7. Astrophysical plasmas
9. Cosmic structures
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