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The Resource The physics of the interstellar medium, J.E. Dyson & D.A. Williams

The physics of the interstellar medium, J.E. Dyson & D.A. Williams

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The physics of the interstellar medium
Title
The physics of the interstellar medium
Statement of responsibility
J.E. Dyson & D.A. Williams
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This third edition of The Physics of the Interstellar Medium continues to introduce advanced undergraduates to the fundamental processes and the wide range of disciplines needed to understand observations of the interstellar medium and its role in the Milky Way galaxy. The book is suitable for undergraduate students studying physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The book also provides concise and straightforward discussions of interstellar physics and chemistry that are useful for more experienced readers. The book leads readers through the range of physical processes operating on both large and small scales that occur in the interstellar medium. It explores the relationship between the dusty, tenuous gas in interstellar space and the formation of stars and planets. This new edition also describes exciting developments in the field of astrochemistry and its interaction with interstellar physics, and the roles played by interstellar dust grains in interstellar physics and chemistry. Simple models in each chapter, together with problems at the end of each chapter, encompass interdisciplinary applications in atomic, molecular, solid state, and surface physics, and gas dynamics. This popular textbook provides a useful overview and grounding in the study of the interstellar medium and brings insight into many aspects of physics. Features An authoritative textbook in the field at this academic level Provides a wide introduction to the interstellar medium whilst remaining accessible and concise Revised throughout, presenting a modern understanding of the interstellar medium"--Publisher's description
Biographical or historical data
John Dyson made outstanding research contributions over many years to our understanding of the responses of interstellar media to winds from stars and from active galaxies. He had a huge influence on these subjects and his work gained an international reputation. Much of his career was at the University of Manchester where he became Professor of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics. He moved in 1996 to the University of Leeds, becoming Dean of Research, and was appointed Emeritus Research Professor in 2006. He died in 2010 and is much missed by friends and colleagues world-wide who valued his scientific insight, quick wit, kindness and generosity. David Williams is currently Emeritus Perren Professor of Astronomy at University College London. While at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the 1960s he became interested in interstellar molecules and interstellar dust as potential probes of the interstellar medium. When John Dyson and David were both working in Manchester, John emphasised the importance of cosmic gas dynamics in understanding interstellar chemistry and dust, and David built a research group at UMIST to investigate these and other topics. He left Manchester in 1994 for UCL and has continued to study problems in interstellar physics and chemistry.
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, J. E.
Dewey number
523.1/125
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB790
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, David A.
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  • Interstellar matter
  • Interstellar matter
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
  • SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
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The physics of the interstellar medium, J.E. Dyson & D.A. Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How we obtain information about the interstellar medium -- Microscopic processes in the interstellar medium -- Interstellar grains -- Radiatively excited regions -- Introduction to gas dynamics -- Gas dynamical effects of stars on the interstellar medium -- Star formation and star-forming regions
Control code
1165385319
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781003025030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781003025030
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1165385319
Label
The physics of the interstellar medium, J.E. Dyson & D.A. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How we obtain information about the interstellar medium -- Microscopic processes in the interstellar medium -- Interstellar grains -- Radiatively excited regions -- Introduction to gas dynamics -- Gas dynamical effects of stars on the interstellar medium -- Star formation and star-forming regions
Control code
1165385319
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781003025030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781003025030
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1165385319

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