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Cambridge Astrophysics : Compact Stellar X-ray Sources Series Number 39 - Walter H. G. Lewin

Cambridge Astrophysics

Compact Stellar X-ray Sources Series Number 39

By: Walter H. G. Lewin (Editor), Michiel van der Klis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521158060
Number Of Pages: 708

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X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. In the last ten years new observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects. Topics covered include binary systems, gamma ray burst sources, soft gamma ray repeaters, anomalous X-ray pulsars, super-soft sources, and enigmatic fast X-ray transients.

Review of the hardback: From reviews of X-ray Binaries, edited by Walter H. G. Lewin, Jan van Paradijs and Edward P. J. van den Heuvel: '... packed with information, and so beautifully presented by CUP ... a must for your bookshelf and every astronomical library. I have already made this book required reading for my graduate students.' Phil Charles, The Observatory
Review of the hardback: '... a very good, detailed and comprehensive written review on X-ray binaries.' Reviews of Astronomical Tools
Review of the hardback: '... the topics are well chosen and fairly distinct, providing an extremely useful summary of current research ... If the space agencies are wondering why they shoud be planning now to replace XMM-Newton, Chandra, and RXTE, they should read this book. ... a good buy for libraries and essential background reading for students and their supervisors.' The Observatory

Accreting neutron stars and black holes: a decade of discoveries
Rapid X-ray variability
New views of thermonuclear bursts
Black hole binaries
Optical, ultraviolet and infrared observations of X-ray binaries
Fast X-ray transients and X-ray flashes
Isolated neutron stars
Globular cluster X-ray sources
Jets from X-ray binaries
X-Rays from cataclysmic variables
Super soft sources
Compact stellar X-ray sources in normal galaxies
Accretion in compact binaries
Soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars: magnetar candidates
Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, their afterglows, and their host galaxies
Formation and evolution of compact stellar X-ray sources
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ISBN: 9780521158060
ISBN-10: 0521158060
Series: Cambridge Astrophysics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 708
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.11

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