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Author Pradhan, Anil K., author.

Title Atomic astrophysics and spectroscopy / Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  523.0197 PRAD    AVAILABLE
Edition First paperback edition.
Physical description x, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes First published in 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-356) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Atomic structure; 3. Atomic processes; 4. Radiative transitions; 5. Electron-ion collisions; 6. Photoionization; 7. Electron-ion recombination; 8. Multi-wavelength emission spectra; 9. Absorption lines and radiative transfer; 10. Stellar properties and spectra; 11. Stellar opacity and radiative forces; 12. Gaseous nebulae and HII regions; 13. Active galactic nuclei and quasars; 14. Cosmology; Appendices; References; Index.
Summary "Spectroscopy enables the precise study of astronomical objects and phenomena. Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy, this is the first integrated graduate-level textbook on atomic astrophysics. It covers the basics of atomic physics and astrophysics, including state-of-the-art research applications, methods and tools. The content is evenly balanced between the physical foundations of spectroscopy and their applications to astronomical objects and cosmology. An undergraduate knowledge of physics is assumed, and relevant basic material is summarised at the beginning of each chapter. The material is completely self-contained and features sufficient background information for self-study. Advanced users will find it handy for spectroscopic studies. A website hosted by the authors contains updates, corrections, exercises and solutions, as well as news items from physics and astronomy related to spectroscopy. A link to this can be found at"--
"The text is evenly divided into atomic physics and astrophysics. The first seven chapters form the foundational elements of atomic processes and spectroscopy. The next seven chapters deal with astrophysical applications to specific objects and physical conditions. Each chapter follows the same plan. We begin with the essentials that all readers should be able to follow easily. However, towards the end of each chapter we outline some of the more advanced or specialized areas. The subject matter is broadly divided into 'basic' material in both areas, and 'advanced' material that incorporates state-of-the-art methods and results"--
Other author Nahar, Sultana N., author.
Subject Astrophysics.
Nuclear astrophysics.
Astronomical spectroscopy.
ISBN 9781107483583 (paperback)
1107483581 (paperback)