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The Resource Astrophysics of planet formation, Philip J. Armitage

Astrophysics of planet formation, Philip J. Armitage

Label
Astrophysics of planet formation
Title
Astrophysics of planet formation
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Armitage
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The study of planet formation has been revolutionized by recent observational breakthroughs, which have allowed the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets, the imaging of protoplanetary disks, and the discovery of the Solar System's Kuiper Belt. Written for beginning graduate students, this textbook provides a basic understanding of the astrophysical processes that shape the formation of planetary systems. It begins by describing the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks, moves on to the formation of planetesimals, terrestrial and gas giant planets, and concludes by surveying new theoretical ideas for the early evolution of planetary systems. Covering all phases of planet formation - from protoplanetary disks to the dynamical evolution of planetary systems - this introduction can be understood by readers with backgrounds in planetary science, observational and theoretical astronomy. It highlights the physical principles underlying planet formation and the areas where more research and new observations are needed"--Provided by publisher
  • "The study of planet formation has a long history. My goals in writing this text are to provide a concise introduction to the classical theory of planet formation and to more recent developments spurred by new observations"--Provided by publisher
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1971-
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Armitage, Philip J.
Dewey number
523.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Planets
  • Astrophysics
Label
Astrophysics of planet formation, Philip J. Armitage
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Observations of planetary systems -- Protoplanetary disk structure -- Protoplanetary disk evolution -- Planetesimal formation -- Terrestrial planet formation -- Giant planet formation -- Early evolution of planetary systems
Control code
ocn659563441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511691362
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659563441
Label
Astrophysics of planet formation, Philip J. Armitage
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Observations of planetary systems -- Protoplanetary disk structure -- Protoplanetary disk evolution -- Planetesimal formation -- Terrestrial planet formation -- Giant planet formation -- Early evolution of planetary systems
Control code
ocn659563441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511691362
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659563441

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