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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Fundamentals of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Hydrodynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, and Radiation Hydrodynamics

Authors: Kato, Shoji, Fukue, Jun

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  • A unique primer for astrophysical hydrodynamics for graduate students and young researchers
  • Overviews hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics and radiation hydrodynamics for astrophysics from a unified viewpoint
  • Enables readers to comprehend the key concepts essential in fluid dynamical phenomena in astrophysical objects
  • Includes noteworthy descriptions of interactions among gases, magnetic fields and radiation fields in cosmic objects
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This book offers an overview of the fundamental dynamical processes, which are necessary to understand astrophysical phenomena, from the viewpoint of hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiation hydrodynamics.

The book consists of three parts: The first discusses the fundamentals of hydrodynamics necessary to understand the dynamics of astrophysical objects such as stars, interstellar gases and accretion disks. The second part reviews the interactions between gases and magnetic fields on fluid motions – the magnetohydrodynamics – highlighting the important role of magnetic fields in dynamical phenomena under astrophysical environments. The third part focuses on radiation hydrodynamics, introducing the hydrodynamic phenomena characterized by the coupling of radiation and gas motions and further on relativistic radiation hydrodynamics.

Intended as a pedagogical introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, it also provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of astrophysical fluid dynamics, making it an effective resource not only for graduate courses, but also for beginners wanting to learn about hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiation hydrodynamics in astrophysics independently.

About the authors

Shoji Kato is an emeritus professor at Kyoto University. He received his doctor of science from the University of Tokyo in 1963. After that he became an assistant professor at the Department of Astronomy in 1963. In 1971, he moved to the Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, and served as an associate professor until 1975 and as a professor until 1998. After becoming an emeritus professor at Kyoto University in 1998, he was appointed as a professor at the Faculty of Economy and the Faculty of Informatics, Nara Gakuen University (formerly Nara Sangyo University) in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and retired in 2007. Currently he is also an emeritus professor at Nara Gakuen University. He is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 
Jun Fukue is a professor at Osaka Kyoiku University. He received his doctor of science from Kyoto University in 1983, and then served as a research fellow supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science until 1984. He was appointed as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Osaka Kyoiku University in 1984, 1989 and 2004 respectively. He is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Hydrodynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, and Radiation Hydrodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4174-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4174-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4173-5
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 625
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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