1 edition of High energy astrophysics found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 783-824) and indexes.
|Statement||Cambridge University Press|
|Publishers||Cambridge University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 87 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Machine generated contents note: Part I. Astronomical Background: 1. High energy astrophysics - an introduction; 2. The stars and stellar evolution; 3. The galaxies; 4. Clusters of galaxies; Part II. Physical Processes: 5. Ionisation losses; 6. Radiation of accelerated charged particles and bremsstrahlung of electrons; 7. The dynamics of charged particles in magnetic fields; 8. Synchrotron radiation; 9. Interactions of high energy photons; 10. Nuclear interactions; 11. Aspects of plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics; Part III. High Energy Astrophysics in our Galaxy: 12. Interstellar gas and magnetic fields; 13. Dead stars; 14. Accretion power in astrophysics; 15. Cosmic rays; 16. The origin of cosmic rays in our galaxy; 17. The acceleration of high energy particles; Part IV. Extragalactic High Energy Astrophysics: 18. Active galaxies; 19. Black holes in the nuclei of galaxies; 20. The vicinity of the black hole; 21. Extragalactic radio sources; 22. Compact extragalactic sources and superluminal motions; 23. Cosmological aspects of high energy astrophysics; Appendix; References; Index.|
Providing students with an in-depth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students understand the essential physics. Now consolidated into a single-volume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and ultra-high energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems-- File Size: 8MB.
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An extended appendix gives an overview of some of the most important high-energy astrophysics instruments, and each chapter ends with exercises.
It aims at providing astronomers and physicists intending to be active in high-energy astrophysics a broad basis on which they should be able to build the more specific knowledge they will need.
HEAD also promotes the coordination of this research and knowledge with other branches of science. The sources of energy that are encountered are only very seldom nuclear fusion, and High energy astrophysics of the time gravitation, a paradox when one thinks that gravitation is, by many orders of magnitude, the weakest of the fundamental interactions. Understanding these extreme environments is key to interpreting the bizarre energetic phenomena that occur in Active Galactic Nuclei, pulsars, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts.
The division holds every 18 months, as well as sessions within the meetings of the. The next HEAD meeting is the 19th Divisional Meeting to be held we hope as an in-person meeting in Pittsburgh, in March 2022. ICECUBEPSC is now available in and.
Black holes, neutron stars, exploding supernovae, and relativistically moving jets continually challenge our understanding of the behavior of matter at extreme densities and temperatures, high velocities, enormous magnetic fields, and strong gravity.
Active Galactic Nuclei and Galaxy Clusters This list means High energy astrophysics the sources, their physics, and in some cases their influence on their enviroments, e. We thank Gaby and Laura for their dedication and service to the Division, congratulate Terri and Tom, and would especially like to thank Eric Bellm, Laura Blecha, Francesca Civano, Javier Garcia and Anne Lohfink for their willingness to serve the community• We will resume the Frontier Seminar Series in April, 2021.
It would serve equally well as a textbook for a graduate-level course or a reference work for the practicing astrophysicist: a nicely written and sophisticated appendix on basic astronomy will make it equally useful for readers trained as physicists.
Accretion in Binary Systems 8. However, the average reader would likely be unable to do this exercise without additional help. The AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division HEAD assists and promotes the advancement of research and the dissemination of knowledge about high energy events, particles, quanta, relativistic gravitational fields, and related phenomena in the astrophysical universe.
It is up to date and covers the exciting new developments in high energy astrophysics. edu High energy astrophysics Material and Texts: This course is meant to sample the subject of High Energy Astrophysics. The new edition is comprehensively illustrated and indexed with up-to-date references and an essential purchase for all physicists and astronomers. E' un ottimo manuale per chi voglia trovare informazioni dettagliate sull'astrofisica delle alte energie.
High energy astrophysics is one of the most exciting areas of contemporary astronomy, covering the most energetic phenomena in the universe.
Written in an informal style, this book will guide students through their first encounter with high-energy astrophysics. Thierry Courvoisier is professor for astronomy at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva and director of the ISDC, Data Centre for Astrophysics.
This book is a collection of comprehensive reviews on astrophysics at the highest energies.
Roger Blandford has won the , for his foundational contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the fundamental understanding of active galactic nuclei, the formation and collimation of relativistic jets, the energy extraction mechanism from black holes, and the acceleration of particles in shocks and their relevant radiation mechanisms• High energy astrophysics is one of the most exciting areas of contemporary astronomy, covering the most energetic phenomena in the universe.
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