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Astrophysics of the interstellar medium

Author: W J Maciel
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
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The space between the stars includes a large variety of objects, where physical processes occur that are fundamental for the structure and evolution of galaxies. This book gives the reader some basic knowledge of these processes and at the same time, presents estimates of the main quantities relevant to the study of the interstellar medium. The book could be used as an introductory course on the interstellar medium  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Maciel, Walter.
Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W J Maciel
ISBN: 9781461437673 1461437679 9781299197176 1299197175 1461437660 9781461437666
OCLC Number: 824502719
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: General Overview of the Interstellar Medium --
The Interstellar Radiation Field --
Spectral Line Formation --
Interstellar Emission and Absorption Lines --
Excitation in the Interstellar Medium --
Ionization in the Interstellar Medium --
Interstellar Gas Heating --
Interstellar Ionized Nebulae --
Interstellar Dust Grains --
Interstellar Molecules --
Dynamics and Equilibrium in the Interstellar Medium.
Responsibility: Walter J. Maciel ; translated by Margarida Serote Roos.

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The space between the stars contains objects in which physical processes occur that are fundamental to galaxies. This book examines these processes and presents simple numeric estimates of the main  Read more...
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