Item description for Cosmic Ray Astrophysics by Reinhard Schlickeiser...
This book provides an exhaustive account of the origin and dynamics of cosmic rays. Divided into three parts, it first gives an up-to-date summary of the observational data, then -- in the following theory section -- deals with the kinetic description of cosmic ray plasma. The underlying diffusion-convection transport equation, which governs the coupling between cosmic rays and the background plasma, is derived and analyzed in detail. In the third part, several applications of the solutions of the transport equation are presented and how key observations in cosmic ray physics can be accounted for is demonstrated. The applications include cosmic ray modulation, acceleration near shock waves and the galactic propagation of cosmic rays. While the book is primarily of interest to scientists working at the forefront of research, the very careful derivations and explanations make it suitable also as an introduction to the field of cosmic rays for graduate students.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.94 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
ISBN 3540664653 ISBN13 9783540664659
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More About Reinhard Schlickeiser
Reinhard Schlickeiser has an academic affiliation as follows - Max-Plank Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany Max-Planck-Inst.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cosmic Ray Astrophysics?
Good book for the field, but... Dec 13, 2002
Covers cosmic ray astrophysics pretty well, but I've opted to stick with volume 1 of Longair for the grad class is cosmic rays which I'm teaching this Spring. Why? This book seems to have huge gaps in its coverage and too much of a European focus with references. Still, it's a good book, and anyone working in cosmic rays is bound to buy it in the end...