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The Resource Exploring the X-ray universe, Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles

Exploring the X-ray universe, Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles

Label
Exploring the X-ray universe
Title
Exploring the X-ray universe
Statement of responsibility
Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Capturing the excitement and accomplishments of X-ray astronomy, this second edition now includes a broader range of astronomical phenomena and dramatic new results from the most powerful X-ray telescopes. Covering all areas of astronomical research, ranging from the smallest to the largest objects, from neutron stars to clusters of galaxies, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students. Each chapter starts with the basic aspects of the topic, explores the history of discoveries, and examines in detail modern observations and their significance. This new edition has been updated with results from the most recent space-based instruments, including ROSAT, BeppoSAX, ASCA, Chandra, and XMM. New chapters cover X-ray emission processes, the interstellar medium, the Solar System, and gamma-ray bursts. The text is supported by over 300 figures, with tables listing the properties of the sources, and more specialized technical points separated in boxes"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Seward, Frederick D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Charles, Philip A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
X-ray astronomy
Label
Exploring the X-ray universe, Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Birth and childhood of X-ray astronomy -- X-ray emission and interaction with matter -- Tools and techniques -- Solar system X-rays -- X-ray absorption and scattering in the interstellar medium -- Active stellar coronae -- Early-type stars -- Supernova explosions and their remnants -- Neutron stars, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, more supernova remnants -- Cataclysmic variable stars -- X-ray binaries -- Black-hole X-ray binaries -- Normal and starburst galaxies -- Active galactic nuclei -- Clusters of galaxies -- The diffuse X-ray background -- Gamma-ray bursts
Control code
ocn668419693
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511775161
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668419693
Label
Exploring the X-ray universe, Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Birth and childhood of X-ray astronomy -- X-ray emission and interaction with matter -- Tools and techniques -- Solar system X-rays -- X-ray absorption and scattering in the interstellar medium -- Active stellar coronae -- Early-type stars -- Supernova explosions and their remnants -- Neutron stars, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, more supernova remnants -- Cataclysmic variable stars -- X-ray binaries -- Black-hole X-ray binaries -- Normal and starburst galaxies -- Active galactic nuclei -- Clusters of galaxies -- The diffuse X-ray background -- Gamma-ray bursts
Control code
ocn668419693
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511775161
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668419693

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