By Frank H. Shu
Offered in volumes, The Physics of Astrophysics is best for a year-long astrophysics path for college seniors and first-year graduate scholars. This moment quantity bargains with the interactions of subject and radiation, and electromagnetic fields of macroscopic scale in either the strongly collisional and collisionless regimes. It covers such fields as single-fluid idea, together with radiative strategies; waves, shocks, and fronts; magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics; in addition to their purposes to such themes as self-gravitating round plenty, accretion disks, spiral density waves, megastar formation, and dynamo conception. Over 200 pictures, line drawings, and tables enlarge the key issues of the textual content.
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Physics of Astrophysics II. Gas dynamics by Frank H. Shu