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The Physics of the Interstellar Medium

Series: The Graduate Series in Astronomy

By: J E Dyson and D A Williams

165 pages, Figs, tabs

Institute of Physics Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #115451 | ISBN: 075030460X
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About this book

The book leads the advanced undergraduate through the wide range of disciplines related to an understanding of the interstellar medium and is suitable for any student studying either physics or astrophysics.

Thank goodness, it's back! Gnomon, V17, n1, 1997 ..."an ideal introduction to the physics of the interstellar medium." The Observatory "One must bear in mind what Dyson and Williams were aiming to achieve. They wished to provide an introduction of appropriate level and length for an in-depth third-year undergraduate course. They Succeeded. In addition, they produced a book to which a wide variety of postgraduate students and practicing astronomers can turn. Such a reader can quickly get a background in an area that may touch on but may not be at the heart of their research." Tom Hartquist, A&G April 2003, Vol.44 goodness, it's back!" Gnomon, V17, n1, 1997 ..."an ideal introduction to the physics of the interstellar medium." The Observatory "One must bear in mind what Dyson and Williams were aiming to achieve. They wished to provide an introduction of appropriate level and length for an in-depth third-year undergraduate course. They Succeeded. In addition, they produced a book to which a wide variety of postgraduate students and practicing astronomers can turn. Such a reader can quickly get a background in an area that may touch on but may not be at the heart of their research." Tom Hartquist, A&G April 2003, Vol.44


Contents

Introduction. How we obtain information about the interstellar medium. Microscopic processes in the interstellar medium. Interstellar grains. Radiatively excited regions. Introduction to gas dynamics. Gas dynamical effects of massive stars on the interstellar medium. Star formation and star forming regions. Answers to problems. Index.

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