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Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics

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 exciting field of research. Assuming a familiarity with basic physics, it introduces all other concepts, such as gas dynamics or radiation processes, in an instructive way. An extended appendix gives an overview of some of the most important high-energy astrophysics instruments, and each chapter ends with exercises.
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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