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Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics - E. Battaner

Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Paperback Published: 6th May 1996
ISBN: 9780521437479
Number Of Pages: 260

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This textbook for beginning graduate students is a general introduction to the dynamics of astrophysical fluids for students with a knowledge of basic physics at undergraduate level. No previous knowledge of fluid dynamics or astrophysics is required because the author develops all new concepts in context. The first four chapters cover classical fluids, relativistic fluids, photon fluids and plasma fluids, with many cosmic examples being included. The remaining six chapters deal with astrophysical applications: stars, stellar systems, astrophysical plasmas, cosmological applications and large scale structure of the Universe. Astrophysical fluid dynamics is a promising branch of astronomy, with wide applicability. This textbook considers the role of plasma and magnetism in planets, stars, galaxies, the interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic media, as well as the Universe at large.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Classical fluids
Relativistic fluids
Photon fluids
Plasma fluids
The fluid in a star
The fluid of stars
Astrophysical plasma fluids
The Newtonian cosmic fluid
The relativistic cosmic fluid
The fluid of galaxies
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521437479
ISBN-10: 0521437474
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 6th May 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.66 x 17.4  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.57

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