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Astronomy | Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium

Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium

Maciel, Walter

Original Portuguese edition published by Editora da Universidade de São Paulo, 2002.

2013, XVI, 258 p. 42 illus.

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  • Although this book presents comprehensive material on the interstellar medium, it has a simpler presentation and is intended specifically for astrophysics students
  • Simple numerical estimates are given throughout the book, making it an ideal undergraduate textbook
  • Offers more than just basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of galaxies

The space between the stars includes a large variety of objects, where physical processes occur that are fundamental for the structure and evolution of galaxies. This book gives the reader some basic knowledge of these processes and at the same time, presents estimates of the main quantities relevant to the study of the interstellar medium. The book could be used as an introductory course on the interstellar medium  by science students or by readers interested in astrophysics with an adequate physics and mathematics background.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » astrophysical environments - evolution of galaxies - galactic astrophysics - interstellar medium - physics of the interstellar medium

Related subjects » Astronomy - Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences

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