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The Resource Astrophysical jets and beams, Michael D. Smith, University of Kent, Canterbury

Astrophysical jets and beams, Michael D. Smith, University of Kent, Canterbury

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Astrophysical jets and beams
Title
Astrophysical jets and beams
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Smith, University of Kent, Canterbury
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Astrophysical jets are spectacular displays of gas or dust ejected from a range of cosmic bodies; they are seemingly ubiquitous on scales from comets to black holes. This volume reviews our understanding of jet processes and provides a modern guide to their observation and the role they play in many long-standing problems in astrophysics. It covers the major discoveries in gamma-ray bursts, solar and stellar jets and cometary jets. Specific physical processes for all classes of jet are illustrated and discussed in depth, as a backdrop to explaining spectacular jet images. Current jet models raise as many issues as they solve, so the final chapter looks at the new questions to be answered. Written at an entry level for postgraduate students, this volume incorporates introductions to all the governing physics, providing a comprehensive and insightful guide to the study of jets for researchers across all branches of astrophysics"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Michael D.
Dewey number
523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB466.J46
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge astrophysics
Series volume
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysical jets
  • SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
Label
Astrophysical jets and beams, Michael D. Smith, University of Kent, Canterbury
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) 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. Introduction -- 2. Detection and measurement -- 3. The dynamical toolbox -- 4. Observations of extragalactic jets -- 5. Jets in galactic nuclei -- 6. Jets from young stars and protostars -- 7. Jets associated with evolved stars -- 8. Jets within the solar system -- 9. Jet launching -- 10. Jet propagation -- 11. The astrophysical jet
Control code
756280507
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780521834766
Lccn
2011047479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756280507
Label
Astrophysical jets and beams, Michael D. Smith, University of Kent, Canterbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) 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. Introduction -- 2. Detection and measurement -- 3. The dynamical toolbox -- 4. Observations of extragalactic jets -- 5. Jets in galactic nuclei -- 6. Jets from young stars and protostars -- 7. Jets associated with evolved stars -- 8. Jets within the solar system -- 9. Jet launching -- 10. Jet propagation -- 11. The astrophysical jet
Control code
756280507
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780521834766
Lccn
2011047479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756280507

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