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Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

High Energy Cosmic Rays

Authors: Stanev, Todor

  • Second edition of successful textbook
  • Considers the very latest and most exciting topics in cosmic ray research
  • Considers both theoretical aspects and experimental techniques
  • Presents the very latest experimental results for cosmic ray measurements above and in the atmosphere, at the Earth’s surface, and underground
  • Theoretical models and experimental results can be grasped without working through the mathematics, if required
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About this book

Cosmic rays are an essential part of the universe. Their origin is related to many important astrophysical processes, such as star formation, stellar evolution, supernova explosions and the state of interstellar matter in the Galaxy. Cosmic Ray Physics reviews our present knowledge of cosmic rays, describing how they are born in a wide range of cosmic processes, how they are accelerated and how they interact with matter, magnetic fields and radiation during their journey across the Galaxy. The book also describes the detection of cosmic rays, and the processes which take place, both at the top and within the Earth’s atmosphere. The author also describes the very important area of the underground detection of very high energy cosmic rays and particles such as neutrinos.

The book is divided into two parts, the first describing the standard model of cosmic rays and contemporary challenges, and the second part dealing with very high energy cosmic rays that cannot be detected directly in satellite and balloon experiments, and with gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy. It is in this particular aspect of the book that the greatest developments have taken place during the 5 years since the first edition was completed. Consequently, it is in the chapters cosmic ray showers, their spectrum, on high energy neutrinos, and on gamma-ray astronomy of this revised and updated 2nd edition that a considerable amount of new material has been incorporated with more minor revisions and updating taking place in the first part of the book. Students and lecturers of advanced undergraduate courses on cosmic rays and astroparticle physics as well as post graduates and researchers will continue to find this book a valuable source of learning and reference.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"… carefully crafted and well-written." (Stefan Westerhoff, Columbia University, Physics Today, September 2004)

"This publication … is aimed at serious students of the subject. … Arranged in two parts, Stanev first describes the standard model of cosmic rays and the interactions that are important … . The second part describes the challenges of current cosmic ray research … . It is a ‘must read’ for those with a passion to find out more about the high energy universe." (Roger Feasey, Journal of the Auckland Astronomical Society AAS, August, 2005)

"Todor Stanev … has distilled the essence of cosmic ray physics. It is a magnificent achievement and will be invaluable for workers in the field. It should also be available for consultation by researchers in related disciplines … there will also be a need to make use of excellent list of referenced material." (Roger Clay, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (5), September/October, 2004)


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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85148-6
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Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26205-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Energy Cosmic Rays
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85148-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85148-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85147-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26205-0
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 333
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing Ltd., UK
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