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Structure Formation in Astrophysics

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E. Levêque, W. Schmidt, R. Klein, J. Stone, R. Banerjee, R. Pudritz, R. Ouyed, A. Hujeirat, F. Heitsch, R. Ellis, J. Silk, T. Abel, G. Bryan, R. Teyssier, V. Bromm, A. Ferrara, A. Heger, P. Hennebelle, M. Mac Low, E. Vazquez-Semadeni, T. Megeath, Z. -Y. Li, A. Nordlund, P. André, S. Basu, S. Inutsuka, M. Krumholz, I. Bonnell, G. Duchêne, F. Ménard, J. Muzzerolle, S. Mohanty, C. Dullemond, R. Durisen, J. Papaloizou, Y. Alibert, I. Baraffe, W. Benz, G. Laughlin, S. Udry, G. Wurm, T. Guillot, R. Klessen, E. Salpeter
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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521887793

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  • Understanding the formation of objects at all scales in the universe, from galaxy clusters to stars and planets, is a major problem in modern astrophysics, and one of the most exciting challenges of twenty-first century astronomy. Even though they are characterized by different scales, the formation of planets, stars and galaxies share many common physical processes and are rooted in the same underlying domains of physics. This unique reference for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics was the first to cover structure formation on various scales in one volume. This book gathers together extensive reviews written by world experts in physics and astrophysics working in planet, star and galaxy formation, and related subjects. It addresses current issues in these fields and describes the recent observational status and theoretical and numerical methods aimed at understanding these problems.

    • Was the first book to cover structure formation on various scales in one volume
    • Contains extensive reviews written by world experts in physics and astrophysics
    • Addresses pertinent issues and describes theoretical and numerical methods aimed at understanding these problems
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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521887793
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Physical Processes and Numerical Methods Common to Structure Formations in Astrophysics:
    1. The physics of turbulence E. Levêque
    2. The numerical simulation of turbulence W. Schmidt
    3. Numerical methods for radiation magnetohydrodynamics in astrophysics R. Klein and J. Stone
    4. The role of jets in the formation of planets, stars, and galaxies R. Banerjee, R. Pudritz and R. Ouyed
    5. Advanced numerical methods in astrophysical fluid dynamics A. Hujeirat and F. Heitsch
    Part II. Structure and Star Formation in the Primordial Universe:
    6. New frontiers in cosmology and galaxy formation challenges for the future R. Ellis and J. Silk
    7. Galaxy formation physics T. Abel, G. Bryan and R. Teyssier
    8. First stars formation, evolution, feedback effects V. Bromm, A. Ferrara and A. Heger
    Part III. Contemporary Star and Brown Dwarf Formation: a) Cloud Formation and Fragmentation:
    9. Diffuse interstellar medium and the formation of molecular clouds P. Hennebelle, M. Mac Low and E. Vazquez-Semadeni
    10. The formation of distributed and clustered stars in molecular clouds T. Megeath, Z. -Y. Li and A. Nordlund
    b) Core Fragmentation and Star Formation:
    11. The formation and evolution of prestellar cores P. André, S. Basu and S. Inutsuka
    12. Models for the formation of massive stars
    Part IV. Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation M. Krumholz and I. Bonnell:
    13. Observational properties of disks and young stellar objects G. Duchêne, F. Ménard, J. Muzzerolle and S. Mohanty
    14. Structure and dynamics of protoplanetary disks C. Dullemond, R. Durisen and J. Papaloizou
    15. Planet formation and evolution theory and observation Y. Alibert, I. Baraffe, W. Benz, G. Laughlin and S. Udry
    16. Planet formation assembling the puzzle G. Wurm and T. Guillot
    Part V. Summary:
    17. Open issues in small- and large-scale structure formation R. Klessen and M. Mac Low
    18. Final word E. Salpeter.

  • Editor

    Gilles Chabrier, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon

    Contributors

    E. Levêque, W. Schmidt, R. Klein, J. Stone, R. Banerjee, R. Pudritz, R. Ouyed, A. Hujeirat, F. Heitsch, R. Ellis, J. Silk, T. Abel, G. Bryan, R. Teyssier, V. Bromm, A. Ferrara, A. Heger, P. Hennebelle, M. Mac Low, E. Vazquez-Semadeni, T. Megeath, Z. -Y. Li, A. Nordlund, P. André, S. Basu, S. Inutsuka, M. Krumholz, I. Bonnell, G. Duchêne, F. Ménard, J. Muzzerolle, S. Mohanty, C. Dullemond, R. Durisen, J. Papaloizou, Y. Alibert, I. Baraffe, W. Benz, G. Laughlin, S. Udry, G. Wurm, T. Guillot, R. Klessen, E. Salpeter

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