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Astronomy | Astrophysical Formulae - Volume I & Volume II: Radiation, Gas Processes and High Energy Astrophysics

Astrophysical Formulae

Volume I & Volume II: Radiation, Gas Processes and High Energy Astrophysics / Space, Time, Matter and Cosmology

Lang, Kenneth

3rd ed. 1999. 2nd printing 2006, XLIV, 1054 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.

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Kenneth Lang's classical work Astrophysical Formulae Vol. I is now available as soft cover edition in a set together with Vol. II.

This volume is a reference source of fundamental formulae in physics and astrophysics. In contrast to most of the usual compendia it carefully explains the physical assumptions entering the formulae. All the important results of physical theories are covered: electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, general relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, and so on. Over 2100 formulae are included, and the original papers for the formulae are cited together with papers on modern applications in a bibliography of over 1900 entries. For this new edition, a chapter on space, time, matter and cosmology has been included and the other chapters have been carefully revised.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Electrodynamics - Matter - Nuclear and Particle Physics - Nucleosynthesis - Radiation - astronomy - astrophysics - nuclear physics

Related subjects » Astronomy - Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Classical Continuum Physics - Optics & Lasers - Particle and Nuclear Physics

Table of contents 

Vol. I.- Continuum Radiation.- Monochromatic (Line) Radiation.- Gas Processes.- Nuclear Astrophysics and High Energy Particles. References. Author Index. Subject Index. Vol. II.- Space, Time, Matter and Cosmology. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

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