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Author Klein, Ulrich, author
Title Galactic and intergalactic magnetic fields / by Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xix, 236 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Springer praxis books
Springer praxis books
Note Introduction -- Continuum radiation processes -- Observational diagnostics -- Magnetic Fields in the Milky Way -- Magnetic fields in external galaxies -- The galactic dynamo -- Magnetic fields in AGN -- Intergalactic magnetic fields
This course-tested textbook conveys the fundamentals of magnetic fields and relativistic plasma in diffuse cosmic media, with a primary focus on phenomena that have been observed at different wavelengths. Theoretical concepts are addressed wherever necessary, with derivations presented in sufficient detail to be generally accessible. In the first few chapters the authors present an introduction to various astrophysical phenomena related to cosmic magnetism, with scales ranging from molecular clouds in star-forming regions and supernova remnants in the Milky Way, to clusters of galaxies. Later chapters address the role of magnetic fields in the evolution of the interstellar medium, galaxies and galaxy clusters. The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in astronomy and physics and will serve as an entry point for those starting their first research projects in the field
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Galaxies -- Magnetic fields -- Textbooks
Cosmic magnetic fields -- Textbooks
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Plasma Physics
Alt Author Fletcher, Andrew, author
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