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Theory of Neutron Star Magnetospheres (Theoretical Astrophysics)

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An incomparable reference for astrophysicists studying pulsars and other kinds of neutron stars, Theory of Neutron Star Magnetospheres sums up two decades of astrophysical research. It provides in one volume the most important findings to date on this topic, essential to astrophysicists faced with a huge and widely scattered literature.

F. Curtis Michel, who was among the first theorists to propose a neutron star model for radio pulsars, analyzes competing models of pulsars, radio emission models, winds and jets from pulsars, pulsating X-ray sources, gamma-ray burst sources, and other neutron-star driven phenomena. Although the book places primary emphasis on theoretical essentials, it also provides a considerable introduction to the observational data and its organization. Michel emphasizes the problems and uncertainties that have arisen in the research as well as the considerable progress that has been made to date.

Book News Annotation:

The author--who has been active in this field since its beginnings (i.e., since the observational discovery of pulsars)--reviews for the benefit of students and colleagues the present state of knowledge and theory concerning the subject to which the title refers. Many kinds of physics (typically standard physics of non-standard extreme conditions) enter necessarily into such as discussion, and many models; the author's approach, to theory as to the rest of his topic, is critically descriptive. Long mathematical arguments are absent, which circumstance lends the book a certain swiftness, and a sustained density of interest. It is, in short, an accessible pleasure to read, even for nonspecialist readers. (NW)
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

First came the discovery of the radio pulsars. These objects are now almost universally believed to be rotating magnetized neutron stars. Next came the discovery of pulsating X-ray sources, even more energetic objects radiating in an entirely different part of the electromagnetic spectrum but nevertheless believed also to be rotating magnetized neutron stars.

About the Author

F. Curtis Michel is the Andrew Hays Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics at Rice University. He has contributed more than 150 articles to the scientific literature and was a scientific astronaut with NASA for several years.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

1. Pulsars as Neutron Stars

1.1. Historical Notes

1.2. Nature of Pulsars

1.3. Dimensional Analysis

1.4. Comparison with Planetary Magnetospheres

1.5. Observational Situation

1.6. Pulsar Properties and Statistics (exceptional properties)

1.7. Neutron Star Properties

2. General Analysis of What a Pulsar Is

2.1. Introduction to the Models

2.2. Observational Constraints

2.3. Physical Constraints

2.4. Pulsar Statistics

2.5. Emission Mechanisms

2.6. Propagation

2.7. Other Pulsar Emissions

3. Phenomenological Models

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Hollow Cone Model

3.3. Other Suggestions

4. Idealized Model: The Aligned Rotator

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Aligned Rotator Electrodynamics

4.3. The Former "Standard" Model

4.4. Problems with Standard Model

4.5. Extensions of the Standard Model

5. A. Realistic Model: The Oblique Rotator

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Large-Amplitude Electromagnetic Wave Generation

5.3. Plasma Distribution about an Oblique Rotator

6. The Disk Model

6.1. Introduction

6.2. The Electrodynamics

6.3. The Disk

6.4. Consequences of Disks

7. Alternative Models

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Jupiter as a Pulsar

7.3. Oscillating Objects

7.4. Sheet Discontinuities

7.5. Unconventional Models

7.6. White Dwarf Hypothesis

7.7. Black Holes

8. Radio Emission Models

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Radiation Models

8.3. Bunching Mechanisms

8.4. Maser Mechanisms

9. Winds and Jets from Pulsars

9.1. Introduction

9.2. Steady State Magnetohydrodynamic Solutions

9.3. Steady State Charge-Separated Solutions

9.4. Waves in the Wind

9.5. Plasma Pickup by Pulsar Electromagnetic Waves

9.6. Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Shocks

10. Pulsating X-ray Sources

10.1. Introduction

10.2. Symmetric Accretion into a Gravitational Well (e.g., neutron stars)

10.3. Accretion onto a Magnetized Neutron Star

10.4. Evolution of the Disk

11. Gamma-ray Burst Sources

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Gamma-ray Bursts from Extinct Radio Pulsars

12. Other Phenomena Driven by Neutron Stars

12.1. Introduction

12.2. Objects Possibly Containing Neutron Stars

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226523316
Author:
Michael, F. Curtis
Author:
Michel, F. Curtis
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Neutron stars
Subject:
Magnetosphere.
Subject:
Neutron stars -- Atmospheres.
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Theoretical Astrophysics
Series Volume:
9311, 9381
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
131 illustrations
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.04x6.11x1.17 in. 1.55 lbs.

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