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Advanced Astrophysics

Advanced Astrophysics - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521525718

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ISBN13: 978-0521525718
ISBN10: 0521525713
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Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
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Advanced Astrophysics - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521525718

Neb Duric

ISBN13: 978-0521525718
ISBN10: 0521525713
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Classical mechanics

1 Orbital mechanics
2 Galaxy dynamics
3 Cosmic expansion and large scale structure

Pt. II Statistical mechanics

4 Overview of statistical mechanics
5 The early Universe
6 Stellar structure and compact stars

Pt. III Electromagnetism

7 Radiation from accelerating charges
8 Bremsstrahlung and synchrontron radiation
9 High energy processes in astrophysics
10 Electromagnetic wave propagation

Pt. IV Quantum mechanics

11 The hydrogen atom
12 The interaction of radiation with matter
13 Atomic fine structure lines
14 Atomic hyperfine lines
15 Transitions involving multi-electron atoms
16 Molecular lines in astrophysics

Index

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