Introduction to the Interstellar Medium (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 218
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108480802
Kategori: Naturvitenskap
Omtale Introduction to the Interstellar Medium
The gas and dust between the stars emit across the electromagnetic spectrum and are found in a range of physical conditions from diffuse plasmas to cold, dense molecules. Through their study we see how quantum processes shape the structure of our Galaxy and fluid mechanics sets the stellar mass scale. The Interstellar Medium is a very broad subject with layers of complexity, a long history and a steady flow of new results. This comprehensive yet accessible textbook provides a self-contained one-semester course for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. It is written in a style that students can follow by themselves and allows instructors to use class time to go deeper into the details or show applications to current research. It makes extensive use of publicly accessible data to illustrate specific points and to encourage students to learn by performing their own analyses.

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