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Description - Foundations of High-energy Astrophysics by Mario Vietri

Written by one of today's most highly respected astrophysicists, "Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysics" is an introduction to the mathematical and physical techniques used in the study of high-energy astrophysics. Here, Mario Vietri approaches the basics of high-energy astrophysics with an emphasis on underlying physical processes as opposed to a more mathematical approach. Alongside more traditional topics, Vietri presents new subjects increasingly considered crucial to understanding high-energy astrophysical sources, including the electrodynamics of cosmic sources, new developments in the theory of standard accretion disks, and the physics of coronae, thick disks, and accretion onto magnetized objects.The most thorough and engaging survey of high-energy astrophysics available today, "Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysics" introduces the main physical processes relevant to the field in a rigorous yet accessible way, while paying careful attention to observational issues. Vietri's book will quickly become a classic text for students and active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics. Those in adjoining fields will also find it a valuable addition to their personal libraries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226855691
ISBN-10: 0226855694
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 162mm x 36mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mario Vietri

Mario Vietri is professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy.