版本 
3rd ed 
說明 
xxii, 861 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm 
附註 
Includes bibliographical references and index 

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 indepth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this wellestablished 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 singlevolume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gammaray bursts, ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems" Provided by publisher 

"Providing students with an indepth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this wellestablished 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. The third edition has been completely rewritten, consolidating the previous editions into one volume. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gammaray bursts, ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems" Provided by publisher 
主題 
Nuclear astrophysics


Particles (Nuclear physics)

