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An invitation to astrophysics

Author: T Padmanabhan
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2006.
Series: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 8.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T Padmanabhan
ISBN: 9812774378 9789812774378
OCLC Number: 820942730
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Gravitation. 1.1. Orbits in Newtonian gravity. 1.2. Precession and tides. 1.3. Virial theorem. 1.4. Gravitational collisions and relaxation. 1.5. Relativistic gravity. 1.6. Gravitational lensing --
2. Radiative processes. 2.1. The origin of radiation. 2.2. Thermal radiation. 2.3. Monochromatic plane wave. 2.4. Astrophysical radiative processes. 2.5. Radiative processes in quantum theory --
3. Matter. 3.1. Equations of state. 3.2. Self-gravitating barotropic fluids. 3.3. Flows of matter. 3.4. Basic plasma physics --
4. Stars and stellar evolution. 4.1. When is gravity important? 4.2. Stellar magnitudes and colours. 4.3. Modeling stellar structure. 4.4. The Sun as a star. 4.5. Overview of stellar evolution --
5. Relics of stars. 5.1. Supernova remnants. 5.2. White dwarfs. 5.3. Neutron stars and pulsars. 5.4. Black holes. 5.5. Compact remnants in stellar binaries --
6. Cosmology and the early universe. 6.1. Evolution of the universe. 6.2. Primordial nucleosynthesis. 6.3. Decoupling of matter and radiation. 6.4. Formation of dark matter halos. 6.5. Generation of initial perturbations. 6.6. Temperature anisotropies in the CMBR --
7. Universe at z <20. 7.1. Galaxy formation. 7.2. Star formation history of the universe. 7.3. Intergalactic medium and the Gunn-Peterson effect. 7.4. Ionisation of IGM --
8. Normal galaxies. 8.1. Morphological classification of galaxies. 8.2. Models for stellar distribution in a galaxy. 8.3. Spectral energy distribution of galaxies. 8.4. The evolution of galaxies. 8.5. Luminosity function of galaxies. 8.6. Distribution of galaxies --
9. Active galaxies. 9.1. AGN: basic paradigm and the spectra. 9.2. Radio jets and bulk relativistic motion. 9.3. Quasar luminosity function. 9.4. Neutral hydrogen in the intergalactic medium.
Series Title: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 8.
Responsibility: Thanu Padmanabhan.

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