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Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics

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ISBN-10: 0521857694

ISBN-13: 9780521857697

Edition: 2007

Authors: Stephan Rosswog, Marcus Br�ggen

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High-energy astrophysics covers cosmic phenomena that occur under the most extreme physical conditions. It explores the most violent events in the Universe: the explosion of stars, matter falling into black holes, and gamma-ray bursts - the most luminous explosions since the Big Bang. Driven by a wealth of new observations, the last decade has seen a large leap forward in our understanding of these phenomena. Exploring modern topics of high-energy astrophysics, such as supernovae, neutron stars, compact binary systems, gamma-ray bursts, and active galactic nuclei, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students in high-energy astrophysics. It is a self-supporting, timely overview of this…    
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Stephan Rosswog is Professor of Astrophysics at the School of Engineering and Science, International University Bremen, Germany. He is a member of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the International Astronomical Union, and is the recipient of a PPARC Advanced Fellowship.

Marcus Br�ggen is Professor of Astrophysics at the School of Engineering and Science, International University Bremen, Germany. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union and Deutsche Astronomische Gesellschaft, and a recipient of the Blackwell Prize from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Preface
Special relativity
Gas processes
Radiation processes
Supernovae
Neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars
Compact binary systems
Gamma-ray bursts
Active galactic nuclei
Some recent high-energy astrophysics instruments
Physical constants
Distances
Luminosity, brightness, magnitude, colour
Index