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Fundamentals of Cosmic Electrodynamics
Fundamentals of Cosmic Electrodynamics
by Boris V. Somov
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Cosmic electrodynamics is the specific branch of plasma physics which studies electromagnetic phenomena -- mostly the role of electromagnetic forces in dynamics of highly-conducting compressible medium in the solar interior and atmosphere, solar wind, in... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #791: Jets from Young Stars V: High Performance Computing and Applications
Lecture Notes in Physics #791: Jets from Young Stars V: High Performance Computing and Applications
by J. (edt) Gracia
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Studying the complex physical systems of stellar jets necessitates the incorporation of nonlinear effects which occur on a wide variety of length and timescales. One of the primary methods used to study the physics of jets is numerical simulations that... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #9124: Transport Processes in Space Physics and Astrophysics
Lecture Notes in Physics #9124: Transport Processes in Space Physics and Astrophysics
by Gary P. Zank
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Transport Processes in Space Physics and Astrophysics is aimed at graduate level students to provide the necessary mathematical and physics background to understand the transport of gases, charged particle gases, energetic charged particles, turbulence... (read more)

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Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
by Michael J. Thompson
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This comprehensive overview of stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics includes properties of pulsating stars; helioseismology; convection and mixing in stellar interiors; and dynamics of stellar rotation, planet formation and the generation of stellar and... (read more)

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Molecules in Astrophysics: Probes and Processes
Molecules in Astrophysics: Probes and Processes
by Ewine F. Van Dishoeck
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Molecules are found in a large variety of astronomical environments, ranging from comets in the solar system to galaxies at high redshift. This book brings together astronomers, physicists and chemists to discuss the use of molecules as probes of... (read more)

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Rocket Dreams: How the Space Age Shaped Our Vision of a World Beyond
Rocket Dreams: How the Space Age Shaped Our Vision of a World Beyond
by Marina Benjamin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-229) and index.... (read more)

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Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
by Dave Doody
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This book opens the door to the intriguing world of interplanetary flight. It provides a highly focused, insider's view of current and recent interplanetary space exploration, describing all the different aspects of the many individual space-exploring... (read more)

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars
The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars
by Altan (edt) Baykal
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Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars... (read more)

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Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium #16: Astrophysics of Life: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, Held in Baltimore, Maryland May 6 9, 2002
Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium #16: Astrophysics of Life: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, Held in Baltimore, Maryland May 6 9, 2002
by Mario Livio
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This volume, based on a meeting held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, lays the astrophysical groundwork for locating habitable places in the Universe. Written by leading scientists in the field, it covers a range of topics relevant to the search... (read more)

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Haynes Automotive Repair Manual Series #533: Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector: Nnn99: Stony Brook, New York, 23-25 September 1999
Haynes Automotive Repair Manual Series #533: Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector: Nnn99: Stony Brook, New York, 23-25 September 1999
by Milind Diwan
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Even after more than 40 years of experimentation we have not observed the decay of the basic constituent of everyday matter: the proton. So far, the proton appears to be completely stable. This is very puzzling because reasonable models of physics... (read more)

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Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine #156: Accretion Disks and Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine #156: Accretion Disks and Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics
by G. Belvedere
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Presents a unified picture of the dynamical interaction, under different astrophysical conditions, of rotation, turbulence and magnetic fields. The papers, proceedings of the European Physical Society study conference held in Noto, Sicily, June 1988, are... (read more)

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Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
by Marc Ollivier
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Over the past ten years, the discovery of extrasolar planets has opened a new field of astronomy, and this area of research is rapidly growing, from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The presence of many giant exoplanets in the close... (read more)

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Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)
Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)
by James R. Wilson
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This book presents an overview of the computational framework in which calculations of relativistic hydrodynamics have been developed. It summarizes the jargon and methods used in the field, and provides illustrative applications to real physical systems.... (read more)

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Thermonuclear Supernovae
Thermonuclear Supernovae
by Nato Advanced Study Institute On Thermon
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All theoretical and observational topics relevant to the understanding of the thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernova phenomenon are thoroughly and consistently reviewed by a panel including the foremost experts in the field. The book covers all aspects... (read more)

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Turbulence in Space Plasmas
Turbulence in Space Plasmas
by Loukas Vlahos
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Over the years, many leading European graduate schools in the field of astrophysical and space plasmas have operated within the framework of the research network, "Theory, Observations, and Simulations in Turbulence in Space Plasmas." This text is a... (read more)

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Space Pharmacology (Springerbriefs in Space Development)
Space Pharmacology (Springerbriefs in Space Development)
by Virginia E. Wotring
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"Space Pharmacology" is a review of the current knowledge regarding the use of pharmaceuticals during spaceflights. It is a comprehensive review of the literature, addressing each area of pharmacokinetics and each major physiological system in turn... (read more)

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Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
by Philip Robert Harris
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In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld... (read more)

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Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy
Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy
by Anil K. Pradhan
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Spectroscopy enables the precise study of astronomical objects and phenomena. Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy, this is the first integrated graduate-level textbook on atomic astrophysics. It covers the basics of atomic physics and... (read more)

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Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics
Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics
by Sukumar Biswas
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This textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of space physics and astrophysics and covers the recent progress in various aspects of these fields. In the introductory Chapter 1, a brief historical account of space research is given, followed... (read more)

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Particle Acceleration and Kinematics in Solar Flares: A Synthesis of Recent Observations and Theoretical Concepts
Particle Acceleration and Kinematics in Solar Flares: A Synthesis of Recent Observations and Theoretical Concepts
by Markus J. Aschwanden
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This book presents a synthesis of what we learned about particle acceleration and kinematics from recent solar flare observations with the Yohkoh, SoHO, TRACE, CGRO spacecraft and radio instruments over the last decade. It deals with the topology of... (read more)

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