Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Plasma Astrophysics, Part I

Fundamentals and Practice

Authors: Somov, Boris V.

  • Brief historical remarks demonstrate that the outstanding discoveries in cosmic physics were by no means governed by chance
  • Features the consecutive consideration of physical principles, starting from the most general ones (the first principles)
  • Features the simplifying assumptions which give us increasingly simpler descriptions of plasma under cosmic conditions
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This well-illustrated monograph is devoted to classic fundamentals, current practice, and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. The first part is unique in covering all the basic principles and practical tools required for understanding and working in plasma astrophysics. The second part presents the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas within the solar system; single and double stars, relativistic objects, accretion disks, and their coronae are also covered. This book is designed mainly for professional researchers in astrophysics. However, it will also be interesting and useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, as well as advanced students in applied physics and mathematics seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.

About the authors

Boris Somov is a professor at the Moscow State University, laureate of the State Prize of the former USSR (the Honour Prize of the USSR Government), and laureate of the IBC Award ‘2000 Outstanding People of the 20th Century’ in honour of his contribution to space physics.

Three well-known monographs "Physical Processes in Solar Flares", "Fundamental of Cosmic Electrodynamics", and "Cosmic Plasma Physics" by Boris Somov were published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1992, 1994 and 2000. He has contributed more than 170 articles to the scientific literature in solar physics and plasma astrophysics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plasma Astrophysics, Part I
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
340
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-48427-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-48427-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2244-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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