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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Astrophysics

A New Approach

Authors: Kundt, Wolfgang

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For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise and also among the most critical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should be wary of early interpretations. Special chapters are devoted to magnetic and radiation processes, supernovae, disks, black-hole candidacy, bipolar flows, cosmic rays, gamma-ray bursts, image distortions, and special sources. At the same time, planet earth is viewed as the arena for life, with plants and animals having evolved to homo sapiens during cosmic time. -- This text is unique in covering the basic qualitative and quantitative tools, formulae as well as numbers, needed for the precise interpretation of frontline phenomena in astrophysical research. The author compares mainstream interpretations with new and even controversial ones he wishes to emphasize.

The second edition includes numerous updates throughout the book and, in addition, it contains a list of alternative explanations to astrophysical findings that can be seen as a serious testing ground for young scientists.

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"The author seems to be of the [Fred] Hoyle school of independent thinkers, which is no bad thing, and if a different perspective on a topic might shed some illumination, then having a copy in the departmental library may be a worthwhile investment." (The Observatory, 2002)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Cosmic Structures

    Pages 1-27

  • Gas Dynamics

    Pages 29-43

  • Radiation and Spectra

    Pages 45-60

  • Thermal Processes

    Pages 61-66

  • Magnetic Fields

    Pages 67-77

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43695-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astrophysics
Book Subtitle
A New Approach
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26983-0
DOI
10.1007/b138410
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22346-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43695-6
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 223
Topics