High-Energy Astrophysics

ISBN-10: 0691140294
ISBN-13: 9780691140292
Edition: 2009
Authors: Fulvio Melia
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Introduction and Motivation
The Field of High-Energy Astrophysics
Energies, Luminosities, and Timescales
Atmospheric Absorption
Experimental Tools of High-Energy Astrophysics
High-Energy Telescopes
The High-Energy. Sky
X-ray Maps Up to 10 keV
The Sky Between 10 keV and 1 MeV
Surveys up to 30 MeV
The Highest Energy Maps Produced in Earth Orbit
Relativity
Special Relativity
Relativistic Transformation of Physical Laws
General Relativity
Static Spacetimes
Particle Acceleration
Gravity
Electromagnetic Fields
Fermi Acceleration
Radiative Processes
The Radiation Field
Intensity
Thermal Bremsstrahlung
Single-Particle Synchrotron Emissivity
Thermal Synchrotron
Nonthermal Synchrotron
Compton Scattering
Accretion of Plasma
Hydrodynamics
Bondi-Hoyle Accretion
Roche Lobe Geometry in Binaries and Accretion from a Companion Star
Formation of a Disk
Accretion Disk Theory
Viscosity and Radial Disk Structure
Standard Thin-Disk Theory
Accretion Columns
Two-Temperature Thin Disks
Thick Accretion Disks
Thick-Disk Structure
Radiatively Inefficient Flows
Pulsing Sources
Radio Pulsars
X-ray Pulsars
Cataclysmic Variables
Black Holes in Binaries
Early Discovery of Black Holes
The Archetypal HMXB Cygnus X-1
X-ray Novae
QPOs in Black-Hole Binaries
Bursting Stars
X-ray Burst Sources
Gamma-Ray Burst Sources
Supermassive Black Holes
Their Discovery and Identification
Nearby Objects
Supermassive Black Holes in AGNs
The High-Energy Background
Cosmic Rays
Galaxy Clusters
Diffuse Emission
Bibliography
Index

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