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Advanced Astrophysics

Advanced Astrophysics

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  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521525718

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  • 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.

    • Unique approach to the teaching of astrophysics through the main themes in physics
    • Subjects are divided according to the four major areas of physics; classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics
    • Single volume text on astrophysics
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    "[This books] will be useful to all students of astronomy and astrophysics, irrespective of whether they intened to specialize in observational astronomy. The material can be adapted easily for various related courses, which makes the book even more valuable." Physics Today, T. Padmanabhan

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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521525718
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 134 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part 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.

  • Author

    Neb Duric, University of New Mexico

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