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The physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium

Author: A G G M Tielens
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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This work provides a comprehensive overview of our current theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. Emphasis is on the microscopic physical and chemical processes in space, and their influence on the macroscopic structure of the interstellar medium of galaxies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tielens, A.G.G.M.
Physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)60794229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A G G M Tielens
ISBN: 0511127898 9780511127892 0511126549 9780511126543 0511127367 9780511127366 9780511819056 0511819056
OCLC Number: 61525305
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 495 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Constants; Conversion factors; 1 The galactic ecosystem; 2 Gas cooling; 3 Gas heating; 4 Chemical processes; 5 Interstellar dust; 6 Interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules; 7 HII regions; 8 The phases of the ISM; 9 Photodissociation regions; 10 Molecular clouds; 11 Interstellar shocks; 12 Dynamics of the interstellar medium; 13 The lifecycle of interstellar dust; 14 List of symbols; Index of compounds; Index of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Index of Molecules; Index of objects; Index.
Responsibility: A.G.G.M. Tielens.
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