Coverart for item
The Resource An invitation to astrophysics, Thanu Padmanabhan

An invitation to astrophysics, Thanu Padmanabhan

Label
An invitation to astrophysics
Title
An invitation to astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
Thanu Padmanabhan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
XFM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Padmanabhan, T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.P244 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics
Series volume
v. 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
Label
An invitation to astrophysics, Thanu Padmanabhan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gravitation -- 1.1. Orbits in Newtonian gravity -- 1.2. Precession and tides -- 1.3. Virial theorem -- 1.4. Gravitational collisions and relaxation -- 1.5. Relativistic gravity -- 1.6. Gravitational lensing -- 2. Radiative Processes -- 2.1. The origin of radiation -- 2.1.1. Radiation in classical theory -- 2.1.2. Radiation in quantum theory -- 2.2. Thermal radiation -- 2.3. Monochromatic plane wave -- 2.4. Astrophysical radiative processes -- 2.4.1. Thermal bremsstrahlung -- 2.4.2. Synchrotron radiation -- 2.4.3. Inverse Compton scattering -- 2.5. Radiative processes in quantum theory -- 2.5.1. Energy levels -- 2.5.2. Transition rates and cross sections -- 2.5.3. Ionisation and recombination -- 2.5.4. Spectral line profiles -- 3. Matter -- 3.1. Equations of state -- 3.2. Self-gravitating barotropic fluids -- 3.3. Flows of matter -- 3.3.1. Spherical accretion -- 3.3.2. Accretion disks -- 3.3.3. Shock waves and explosions -- 3.3.4. Turbulence -- 3.4. Basic plasma physics -- 3.4.1. Ionisation equilibrium of plasma -- 3.4.2. Electromagnetic fields in plasma -- 4. Stars and Stellar Evolution -- 4.1. When is gravity important? -- 4.2. Stellar magnitudes and colours -- 4.3. Modeling stellar structure -- 4.4. The Sun as a star -- 4.5. Overview of stellar evolution -- 4.5.1. Formation of a main sequence star -- 4.5.2. Life history of a star -- 5. Relics of Stars -- 5.1. Supernova remnants -- 5.2. White dwarfs -- 5.3. Neutron stars and pulsars -- 5.4. Black holes -- 5.5. Compact remnants in stellar binaries -- 6. Cosmology and the Early Universe -- 6.1. Evolution of the universe -- 6.2. Primordial nucleosynthesis -- 6.3. Decoupling of matter and radiation -- 6.4. Formation of dark matter halos -- 6.5. Generation of initial perturbations -- 6.6. Temperature anisotropies in the CMBR -- 7. Universe at z <20 -- 7.1. Galaxy formation -- 7.2. Star formation history of the universe -- 7.3. Intergalactic medium and the Gunn-Peterson effect -- 7.4. Ionisation of IGM -- 8. Normal Galaxies -- 8.1. Morphological classification of galaxies -- 8.1.1. Properties of disk galaxies -- 8.1.2. Angular momentum of galaxies -- 8.1.3. Properties of elliptical galaxies -- 8.2. Models for stellar distribution in a galaxy -- 8.2.1. Lane-Emden models -- 8.2.2. Isothermal and King models -- 8.2.3. Disk models -- 8.3. Spectral energy distribution of galaxies -- 8.4. The evolution of galaxies -- 8.5. Luminosity function of galaxies -- 8.6. Distribution of galaxies -- 9. Active Galaxies -- 9.1. AGN: Basic paradigm and the spectra -- 9.2. Radio jets and bulk relativistic motion -- 9.3. Quasar luminosity function -- 9.4. Neutral hydrogen in the intergalactic medium -- 9.4.1. Lyman forest -- 9.4.2. Damped Lyman alpha clouds -- Appendix 0. Range of Physical Quantities in Astrophysics
Control code
69174262
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 362 pages
Isbn
9789812566874
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An invitation to astrophysics, Thanu Padmanabhan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gravitation -- 1.1. Orbits in Newtonian gravity -- 1.2. Precession and tides -- 1.3. Virial theorem -- 1.4. Gravitational collisions and relaxation -- 1.5. Relativistic gravity -- 1.6. Gravitational lensing -- 2. Radiative Processes -- 2.1. The origin of radiation -- 2.1.1. Radiation in classical theory -- 2.1.2. Radiation in quantum theory -- 2.2. Thermal radiation -- 2.3. Monochromatic plane wave -- 2.4. Astrophysical radiative processes -- 2.4.1. Thermal bremsstrahlung -- 2.4.2. Synchrotron radiation -- 2.4.3. Inverse Compton scattering -- 2.5. Radiative processes in quantum theory -- 2.5.1. Energy levels -- 2.5.2. Transition rates and cross sections -- 2.5.3. Ionisation and recombination -- 2.5.4. Spectral line profiles -- 3. Matter -- 3.1. Equations of state -- 3.2. Self-gravitating barotropic fluids -- 3.3. Flows of matter -- 3.3.1. Spherical accretion -- 3.3.2. Accretion disks -- 3.3.3. Shock waves and explosions -- 3.3.4. Turbulence -- 3.4. Basic plasma physics -- 3.4.1. Ionisation equilibrium of plasma -- 3.4.2. Electromagnetic fields in plasma -- 4. Stars and Stellar Evolution -- 4.1. When is gravity important? -- 4.2. Stellar magnitudes and colours -- 4.3. Modeling stellar structure -- 4.4. The Sun as a star -- 4.5. Overview of stellar evolution -- 4.5.1. Formation of a main sequence star -- 4.5.2. Life history of a star -- 5. Relics of Stars -- 5.1. Supernova remnants -- 5.2. White dwarfs -- 5.3. Neutron stars and pulsars -- 5.4. Black holes -- 5.5. Compact remnants in stellar binaries -- 6. Cosmology and the Early Universe -- 6.1. Evolution of the universe -- 6.2. Primordial nucleosynthesis -- 6.3. Decoupling of matter and radiation -- 6.4. Formation of dark matter halos -- 6.5. Generation of initial perturbations -- 6.6. Temperature anisotropies in the CMBR -- 7. Universe at z <20 -- 7.1. Galaxy formation -- 7.2. Star formation history of the universe -- 7.3. Intergalactic medium and the Gunn-Peterson effect -- 7.4. Ionisation of IGM -- 8. Normal Galaxies -- 8.1. Morphological classification of galaxies -- 8.1.1. Properties of disk galaxies -- 8.1.2. Angular momentum of galaxies -- 8.1.3. Properties of elliptical galaxies -- 8.2. Models for stellar distribution in a galaxy -- 8.2.1. Lane-Emden models -- 8.2.2. Isothermal and King models -- 8.2.3. Disk models -- 8.3. Spectral energy distribution of galaxies -- 8.4. The evolution of galaxies -- 8.5. Luminosity function of galaxies -- 8.6. Distribution of galaxies -- 9. Active Galaxies -- 9.1. AGN: Basic paradigm and the spectra -- 9.2. Radio jets and bulk relativistic motion -- 9.3. Quasar luminosity function -- 9.4. Neutral hydrogen in the intergalactic medium -- 9.4.1. Lyman forest -- 9.4.2. Damped Lyman alpha clouds -- Appendix 0. Range of Physical Quantities in Astrophysics
Control code
69174262
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 362 pages
Isbn
9789812566874
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...