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Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysics

ISBN-10: 0226855694

ISBN-13: 9780226855691

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mario Vietri, Fulvio Melia

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Written by one of today’s most highly respected astrophysicists,Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysicsis an introduction to the mathematical and physical techniques used in the study of high-energy astrophysics. Here, Mario Vietri approaches the basics of high-energy astrophysics with an emphasis on underlying physical processes as opposed to a morenbsp;mathematical approach. Alongside more traditional topics, Vietri presents new subjects increasingly considered crucial to understanding high-energy astrophysical sources, including the electrodynamics of cosmic sources, new developments in the theory of standard accretion disks,nbsp;andthe physics of coronae, thick disks, and accretion onto magnetized objects. The most thorough and engaging survey of high-energy astrophysics available today,Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysicsintroduces the main physical processes relevant to the field in a rigorous yet accessible way, while paying careful attention to observational issues. Vietri’s book will quickly become a classic text for students and active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics. Those in adjoining fields will alsonbsp;find it a valuable addition to their personal libraries.
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Hydrodynamics
Magnetohydrodynamics and Magnetic Fields
Radiative Processes
Nonthermal Particles
Spherical Flows: Accretion and Explosion
Disk Accretion I
Disk Accretion II
Electrodynamics of Compact Objects
Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Orbits Around Black Holes
Useful Formulae
Bibliography
Index