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Astrophysics Processes The Physics of Astronomical Phenomena

ISBN-10: 0521846560

ISBN-13: 9780521846561

Edition: 2007

Authors: Hale Bradt

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Hale Bradt provides physical explanations of 12 fundamental astrophysical processes underlying a wide range of phenomena in stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. The book contains tutorial figures and step-by-step mathematical and physical development with each process and application.
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 534
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Hale Bradt is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his forty years on the faculty, he carried out research in cosmic ray physics and X-ray astronomy and taught courses in physics and astrophysics. Bradt founded the MIT sounding rocket program in x-ray astronomy, and was a senior or principal investigator on three missions for x-ray astronomy. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Science Medal for his contributions to HEAO-1 (High Energy Astronomical Observatory), the 1990 Buechner Teaching Prize of the MIT Physics Department, and shared the 1999 Bruno Rossi prize of the American Astronomical Society for his contributions to the RXTE (Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer) program. His previous book, Astronomy Methods: A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004.

Preface
Kepler, Newton, and the mass function
Equilibrium in stars
Equations of state
Stellar structure and evolution
Thermal bremsstrahlung radiation
Blackbody radiation
Special theory of relativity in astronomy
Synchrotron radiation
Compton scattering
Hydrogen spin-flip radiation
Dispersion and Faraday rotation
Gravitational lensing
References
Acronyms
Appendix
Index