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The Physics of Astrophysics, Vol. I

Frank H. Shu University of California, Berkeley
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Presented in two volumes, The Physics of Astrophysics is ideally suited for a year-long astrophysics course for university seniors and first-year graduate students. The first volume deals with the emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation by matter, as well as covering related topics such as radiative transfer, statistical physics, classical electrodynamics, and atomic and molecular structure.

Print Book, ISBN 978-1-891389-76-4, US $97
eBook, eISBN 978-1-938787-41-6, US $72
Copyright 1991
429 pages, Softbound

Summary

Presented in two volumes, The Physics of Astrophysics is ideally suited for a year-long astrophysics course for university seniors and first-year graduate students. The first volume deals with the emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation by matter, as well as covering related topics such as radiative transfer, statistical physics, classical electrodynamics, and atomic and molecular structure.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Radiative Transfer and Statistical Mechanics
Part 2: Classical Theory of Radiation Processes
Part 3: Quantum Theory of Radiation Processes

Reviews

“Students who opt to follow this pair of excellent texts are going to equip themselves with a strong background in the physics of astrophysics, and receive a compelling invitation to use this new-found knowledge to explore the many exciting areas of modern astronomy.”
-Nature

Frank H. Shu University of California, Berkeley

Frank Shu is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1968. Shu has written a number of expository articles for the lay public, and is the author of The Physics of Astrophysics, Volumes I and II. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica.

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