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Compact stellar X-ray sources

Author: Walter H G Lewin; M van der Klis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
Series: Cambridge astrophysics, 39
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X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter H G Lewin; M van der Klis
ISBN: 9780511536281 0511536283 9780521826594 0521826594 9780521158060 0521158060
OCLC Number: 967601167
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 690 Seiten)
Contents: Accreting neutron stars and black holes : a decade of discoveries / Dimitrios Psaltis --
Rapid X-ray variability / M. van der Klis --
New views of thermonuclear bursts / Tod Strohmayer and Lars Bildsten --
Black hole binaries / Jeffrey E. McClintock and Ronald A. Remillard --
Optical, ultraviolet, and infrared observations of X-ray binaries / P.A. Charles and M.J. Coe --
Fast X-ray transients and X-ray flashes / John Heise and Jean in 't Zand --
Isolated neutron stars / Victoria M. Kaspi, Mallory S.E. Roberts, and Alice K. Harding --
Globular cluster X-ray sources / Frank Verbunt and Walter H.G. Lewin --
Jets from X-ray binaries / Rob Fender --
X-rays from cataclysmic variables / Erik Kuulkers [and others] --
Super-soft sources / P. Kahabka and E.P.J. van den Heuvel --
Compact stellar X-ray sources in normal galaxies / G. Fabbiano and N.E. White --
Accretion in compact binaries / A.R. King --
Soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars : magnetar candidates / P.M. Woods and C. Thompson --
Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, their afterglows, and their host galaxies / K. Hurley, R. Sari, and S.G. Djorgovski --
Formation and evolution of compact stellar X-ray sources / T.M. Tauris and E.P.J. van den Heuvel.
Series Title: Cambridge astrophysics, 39
Responsibility: edited by Walter Lewin et Michiel van der Klis.


X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. In this book, prominent experts provide a comprehensive overview of the  Read more...


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