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Astrophysical Concepts - 4 edition

Astrophysical Concepts (ISBN10: 1441921990; ISBN13: 9781441921994)
ISBN13: 978-1441921994
ISBN10: 1441921990

Summary: Thirty-threeyears have passed since the ?rst edition of Astrophysical Concepts - peared. During this time astrophysics has undergone major revolutions. We have gained new perspectives on the Universe with the aid of powerful gamma-ray, - ray, and infrared telescopes, whose sensitivitiescould not have been imagined three decades earlier. We have become expert at snaring neutrinos to gain insight on - clear processes at work in the Sun and supernovae. We have direct evidence for the existence of n
eutron stars and gravitationalwaves, and persuasive arguments for the detection of black holes on scales of individual stars as well as galactic nuclei. Primordial ?uctuations, remnants from the ?rst moments in the expansion of the Universe have revealed themselves in the faint ripples marking the microwave sky. These ripples also document the ?rst appearance of dark matter now known to have dominatedthe formationand evolutionof all cosmic structure. And dark energy has gradually had to be acknowledged to be the dominant factor driving the expansion of the Universe today
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Summary: Thirty-threeyears have passed since the ?rst edition of Astrophysical Concepts - peared. During this time astrophysics has undergone major revolutions. We have gained new perspectives on the Universe with the aid of powerful gamma-ray, - ray, and infrared telescopes, whose sensitivitiescould not have been imagined three decades earlier. We have become expert at snaring neutrinos to gain insight on - clear processes at work in the Sun and supernovae. We have direct evidence for the existence of neutron stars and gravitationalwaves, and persuasive arguments for the detection of black holes on scales of individual stars as well as galactic nuclei. Primordial ?uctuations, remnants from the ?rst moments in the expansion of the Universe have revealed themselves in the faint ripples marking the microwave sky. These ripples also document the ?rst appearance of dark matter now known to have dominatedthe formationand evolutionof all cosmic structure. And dark energy has gradually had to be acknowledged to be the dominant factor driving the expansion of the Universe today...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Year Published: 2010
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