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Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium By Sun Kwok

Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium
by Sun Kwok

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This book is a graduate-level text covering the fundamental physics and chemistry required for a modern understanding of the interstellar medium.
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Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium by Sun Kwok

This book is a graduate-level text covering the fundamental physics and chemistry required for a modern understanding of the interstellar medium. Radiation mechanisms are comprehensively presented, and extensive examples are drawn from observations in the X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, mm/sub mm, and radio observations. This book goes beyond a phenomenological study of the interstellar medium to give a detailed quantitative treatment of the radiative and dynamical interactions between stars and the interstellar medium. With an emphasis on a physical understanding of these processes, the mathematical derivations are clean, elegant and easily understandable by anyone with an undergraduate background in physics.

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About Sun Kwok


SUN KWOK is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Faculty Professor of the University of Calgary, Canada. He has published over 200 scientific papers in the fields of interstellar medium and stellar evolution. He is best known for his theory on the origin of planetary nebulae and for the study of organic compounds in the circumstellar environment.

Table of Contents


1 The Interstellar Medium 2 Fundamental Concepts of Radiation 3 Measurements of Radiation 4 Photoionization and Recombination 5 Line Radiation from Atoms and Ions 6 Continuum Radiation in the Gas Phase 7 Interstellar Molecules 8 Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules 9 Molecular Excitation and Abundance Determination 10 Interstellar Grains: Physical Processes 11 The Chemical Composition of Interstellar and Circumstellar Grains 12 Carbonaceous Grains 13 The Origin of Interstellar Dust 14 Chemical Reactions in the ISM 15 Gas Dynamics, Gravitational Collapse, and Stellar Winds 16 Interaction between Stars and the Interstellar Medium 17 Beyond the Galaxy

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GOR010292121
Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium by Sun Kwok
Sun Kwok
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University Science Books,U.S.
2006-06-01
600
1891389467
9781891389467
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