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Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics


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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.

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Numerical Methods in Astrophysics An Introduction

Numerical Methods in Astrophysics: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Peter Bodenheimer, Peter Bodenheimer, Gregory P. Laughlin, Gregory P. Laughlin, Michal Rozyczka, Tomasz Plewa, Harold. W Yorke, Michal Rozyczka, Harold W. Yorke
December 13, 2006

Numerical Methods in Astrophysics: An Introduction outlines various fundamental numerical methods that can solve gravitational dynamics, hydrodynamics, and radiation transport equations. This resource indicates which methods are most suitable for particular problems, demonstrates what the accuracy ...

Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy

1st Edition

By T.C. Weekes
April 08, 2003

High energy gamma-ray photons are the prime probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. Through studying the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists are able to better understand the formation and ...

Dark Sky, Dark Matter

Dark Sky, Dark Matter

1st Edition

By J.M Overduin, P.S Wesson
September 01, 2002

Olbers' paradox states that given the Universe is unbounded, governed by the standard laws of physics, and populated by light sources, the night sky should be ablaze with light. Obviously this is not so. However, the paradox does not lie in nature but in our understanding of physics. A Universe ...

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

1st Edition

By Michael M. Woolfson
January 01, 2000

The origin of the solar system has been a matter of speculation for many centuries, and since the time of Newton it has been possible to apply scientific principles to the problem. A succession of theories, starting with that of Pierre Laplace in 1796, has gained general acceptance, only to fall ...

Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy

Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy

1st Edition

By C.R. Kitchin
January 01, 1995

A concise introduction, Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy appeals to the newcomer of astronomical spectroscopy and assumes no previous specialist knowledge. Beginning from the physical background of spectroscopy with a clear explanation of energy levels and spectroscopic notation, the book proceeds...

Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy

Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy

1st Edition

Edited By T.J Millar, D.A Williams
January 01, 1993

Dust is widespread in the galaxy. To astronomers studying stars it may be just an irritating fog, but it is becoming widely recognized that cosmic dust plays an active role in astrochemistry. Without dust, the galaxy would have evolved differently, and planetary systems like ours would not have ...

Stellar Astrophysics

Stellar Astrophysics

1st Edition

Edited By R.J Tayler
January 01, 1992

Stellar Astrophysics contains a selection of high-quality papers that illustrate the progress made in research into the structure and evolution of stars. Senior undergraduates, graduates, and researchers can now be brought thoroughly up to date in this exciting and ever-developing branch of ...

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