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High Energy Astrophysics (3rd Edition)

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by Malcolm S. Longair (Author)

Providing students with an in-depth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics.

Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students understand the essential physics.

Now consolidated into a single-volume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and ultra-high energy gamma rays.

The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems.


"The third edition of Malcolm Longair's High Energy Astrophysics is a remarkable gem. It is written in the clear, lucid style that characterizes Professor Longair's monographs and displays an admirable balance between breadth and depth. It is remarkably up to date and covers both high-energy phenomenology and physical processes with authority. It would serve equally well as a textbook for a graduate-level course or a reference work for the practicing astrophysicist: a nicely written and sophisticated appendix on basic astronomy will make it equally useful for readers trained as physicists." -- Bradley M. Peterson, Professor and Chair of Astronomy, The Ohio State University

"The remarkable revolution in our understanding of the Universe is covered brilliantly in this authoritative third edition of a classic text by Professor Longair--the prominent Cambridge astrophysicist and one of the subject's most experienced expositors. The text conveys the excitement of the progress being made in both observational and computational astronomy and ably describes the physical processes involved prior to educating the reader on a comprehensive list of frontier research topics ranging from dead stars in our Galaxy, black holes in galactic nuclei to the evolutionary history of galaxies seen at early cosmic times. The new edition is comprehensively illustrated and indexed with up-to-date references and an essential purchase for all physicists and astronomers." -- Richard Ellis, Steele Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

"The book is really a treasure for any student and teacher interested in astrophysics. It is very up to date and synoptically covers the whole field of high-energy astrophysics. I will use the book for my lectures as soon as I can!" -- Günther Hasinger, Scientific Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik

"… a substantial textbook … likely to remain the standard on the subject for many years … comprehensive in its spread of subject matter and methodical in presentation." -- Contemporary Physics

Categories : Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Space Science

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FF76PUC

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (February 3, 2011)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 3, 2011

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File‏ : ‎ PDF, 17.31 MB

Print length ‏ : ‎ 880 pages

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