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Astrophysical Flows by James E. Pringle
Book DescriptionAlmost all conventional matter in the Universe is fluid, and fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in astrophysics. This graduate textbook, first published in 2007, provides a basic understanding of the fluid dynamical processes relevant to astrophysics. The mathematics used to describe these processes is simplified to bring out the underlying physics. The authors cover many topics, including wave propagation, shocks, spherical flows, stellar oscillations, the instabilities caused by effects such as magnetic fields, thermal driving, gravity, shear flows, and the basic concepts of compressible fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The authors are Directors of the UK Astrophysical Fluids Facility (UKAFF) at the University of Leicester, and editors of the Cambridge Astrophysics Series. This book has been developed from a course in astrophysical fluid dynamics taught at the University of Cambridge. It is suitable for graduate students in astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics, and requires only a basic familiarity with fluid dynamics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521869362
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James E. Pringle
Astrophysical Flows, Paperback (May 2014)
Graduate textbook on astrophysical fluid dynamics for graduate students in astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics.
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Author Biography - James E. Pringle
Jim Pringle is Professor of Theoretical Astronomy and a Fellow of Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Visitor at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore. Andrew King is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Leicester and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. He is co-author of Accretion Power in Astrophysics, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
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