This series includes books on all aspects of theoretical and experimental astronomy and astrophysics. Books in the series range in level from textbooks and handbooks to more advanced expositions of current research.
If you are interested in writing or editing a book for the series, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Rebecca Davies, Editor for Physics books, at [email protected], or contact any of the Series Editors: Mark Birkinshaw at [email protected], Jo Silk at [email protected], and Gary Fuller at [email protected] Proposal guidelines can be accessed at http://www.crcpress.com/resources/authors.
Introduction to Cosmic Inflation and Dark Energy
A Guide to Close Binary Systems
Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy Astrophysics
The Physics of Interstellar Dust
An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology
Cosmology and the Early Universe
Cosmology for Physicists
By Nicola Vittorio
December 29, 2022
This textbook equips Masters’ students studying Physics and Astronomy with the necessary mathematical tools to understand the basics of General Relativity and its applications. It begins by reviewing classical mechanics with a more geometrically oriented language, continues with Special Relativity ...
By Konstantinos Dimopoulos
May 30, 2022
Cosmic inflation and dark energy hold the key to the origin and the eventual fate of the Universe. Despite the increasing prominence of these subjects in research and teaching over the past decade or more, no introductory textbook dedicated to these topics has been previously published. Dr. ...
By Edwin Budding, Osman Demircan
May 13, 2022
Introduction to Close Binary Systems provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the fast-moving field of multiple, specifically binary, stars, with an up to date account of research around 'close', i.e. interacting pairs. Such interactions allow direct quantification of stellar properties, ...
By Peter A. R. Ade, Matthew J. Griffin, Carole E. Tucker
November 16, 2021
Offering practical advice on a range of wavelengths, this highly accessible and self-contained book presents a broad overview of astronomical instrumentation, techniques, and tools. Drawing on the notes and lessons of the authors’ established graduate course, the text reviews basic concepts in ...
By Jonathan Marr, Ronald L. Snell, Stanley E. Kurtz
May 17, 2019
As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Yet for too long, there has been no comprehensive textbook on radio astronomy for undergraduate students. This two-volume set of introductory textbooks is exclusively ...
By Ronald L. Snell, Stanley Kurtz, Jonathan Marr
May 14, 2019
As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos. This textbook, ...
By Endrik Krugel
January 07, 2019
Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For ...
By Derek Raine, E.G. Thomas
August 01, 2001
A thorough introduction to modern ideas on cosmology and on the physical basis of the general theory of relativity, An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology explores various theories and ideas in big bang cosmology, providing insight into current problems. Assuming no previous knowledge of ...
By Pasquale Di Bari
May 08, 2018
This book discusses cosmology from both an observational and a strong theoretical perspective. The first part focuses on gravitation, notably the expansion of the universe and determination of cosmological parameters, before moving onto the main emphasis of the book, the physics of the early ...
By Nicola Vittorio
November 14, 2017
Modern cosmology has changed significantly over the years, from the discovery to the precision measurement era. The data now available provide a wealth of information, mostly consistent with a model where dark matter and dark energy are in a rough proportion of 3:7. The time is right for a fresh ...
By David Lyth
October 26, 2016
Written by an award-winning cosmologist, this brand new textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with coverage of the very latest developments in the observational science of cosmology. The book is separated into three parts; part I covers particle physics and general ...
By Jordi Jose
December 22, 2015
Stars are the main factories of element production in the universe through a suite of complex and intertwined physical processes. Such stellar alchemy is driven by multiple nuclear interactions that through eons have transformed the pristine, metal-poor ashes leftover by the Big Bang into a cosmos ...