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Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmas : Cambridge Human Geography - A. Dalgarno

Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmas

Cambridge Human Geography

By: A. Dalgarno (Editor), D. Layzer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th August 1987
ISBN: 9780521269278
Number Of Pages: 372

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A group of acknowledged experts describe the use of spectroscopy as a diagnostic probe of astronomical environments. The broad sweep of the book enables good coverage to be given to all the situations in which plasmas are encounteres in astronomical investigations. Specifically, the articles include quasars, Seyfert galaxies, active galactic nuclei, the solar chromosphere and corona, galactic HII regions, circumstellar shells, interstellar gas, supernova remnants and interstellar clouds. The book includes an account of the basic aspects of spectroscopy in a chapter on laboratory astrophysics. The book was stimulated by the extraordinary contributions to astronomical spectroscopy of Leo Goldberg, and is dedicated to him. Throughout, this book is written with the needs of students in astronomy and astrophysics in mind. Each chapter includes a summary or conclusions about the future direction of research. Furthermore there are extensive bibliographies. This textbook is therefore an excellent introduction to research in astrophysics and it will act as a pathfinder to the primary literature.

List of abbreviations
Optical obervations of nebulae
Radio observations of H II regions
Quasars, Seyfert galaxies and active galactic nuclei
Chemical abundances
The solar chromosphere
Spectroscopy of the solar corona
Spectroscopy of circumstellar shells
The gaseous galactic halo
Astrophysical shocks in diffuse gas
Coronal interstellar gas and supernova remnants
Diffuse interstellar clouds
Laboratory astophysics: atomic spectroscopy
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ISBN: 9780521269278
ISBN-10: 052126927X
Series: Cambridge Human Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 10th August 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 18.75  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.67

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