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