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Physics of comets

Author: K S Krishna Swamy
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2010.
Series: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Places emphasis on the results from ground-based, satellites and space missions - detection of molecule H2 and prompt emission lines of OH; discovery of X-rays in comets; observed diversity in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K S Krishna Swamy
ISBN: 9789814291118 9814291110
OCLC Number: 646401428
Description: xiv, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: General Introduction; Dynamics; Physical Aspects; Spectra; Spectra of Coma; Gas-Production Rates in Coma; Dust Tail; Light Scattering Theory; The Nature of Dust Particles; Ion Tails; Nucleus; Origin; Relation to Other Solar System Objects; Problems and Prospects.
Series Title: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 12.
Responsibility: K.S. Krishna Swamy.

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The problem section at the end of each chapter is particularly useful for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding. -- Contemporary Physics "Contemporary Physics"

 
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