Lecture Notes in Physics

Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics

Authors: Ghisellini, Gabriele

  • Offers a compact introduction to the radiative processes relevant in high-energy astrophysics
  • Course-tested lecture notes
  • Includes an overview of the observed components of Active Galactic Nuclei
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This book grew out of the author’s notes from his course on Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics. The course provides fundamental definitions of radiative processes and serves as a brief introduction to Bremsstrahlung and black body emission, relativistic beaming, synchrotron emission and absorption, Compton scattering, synchrotron self-compton emission, pair creation and emission. The final chapter discusses the observed features of Active Galactic Nuclei and their interpretation based on the radiative processes presented in the book. Written in an informal style, this book will guide students through their first encounter with high-energy astrophysics.

About the authors

Gabriele Ghisellini is director of research at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera and a well-known expert on Active Galactic Nuclei.

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Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
873
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00612-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00612-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00611-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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