The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists by Arnab Rai Choudhuri

The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists by Arnab Rai Choudhuri

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A clear, pedagogical and uniquely unified introduction to fluid mechanics and plasma physics for graduate students in astrophysics.

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A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This graduate textbook provides a clear, pedagogical introduction to these core subjects. Assuming an undergraduate background in physics, this book develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics from first principles. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particle) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them. Throughout, key examples from astrophysics are used, though no previous knowledge of astronomy is assumed. Exercises are included at the end of chapters to test the reader's understanding. This textbook is aimed primarily at astrophysics graduate students. It will also be of interest to advanced students in physics and applied mathematics seeking a unified view of fluid mechanics and plasma physics, encompassing both the microscopic and macroscopic theories.

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SKU GOR006363077
Title The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists
Author By (author) Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0521555434
ISBN 13 9780521555432
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This graduate textbook provides a clear, pedagogical introduction to these core subjects. Assuming an undergraduate background in physics, this book develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics from first principles. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particle) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them. Throughout, key examples from astrophysics are used, though no previous knowledge of astronomy is assumed. Exercises are included at the end of chapters to test the reader's understanding. This textbook is aimed primarily at astrophysics graduate students. It will also be of interest to advanced students in physics and applied mathematics seeking a unified view of fluid mechanics and plasma physics, encompassing both the microscopic and macroscopic theories.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006363077
Title The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists
Author By (author) Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0521555434
ISBN 13 9780521555432
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No