Astrophysics: A New Approach (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

4.71 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9783540223467: Astrophysics: A New Approach (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

Devised for a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology, this acclaimed text offers among the most concise and most critical ones of extant works. Special chapters are devoted to magnetic and radiation processes, disks, black-hole candidacy, bipolar flows, cosmic rays, gamma-ray bursts, image distortions, and special sources. At the same time, planet earth is viewed as the arena for life, with plants and animals having evolved to homo sapiens during cosmic time. This text is unique in covering the basic qualitative and quantitative tools, formulae as well as numbers, needed to for the precise interpretation of frontline phenomena.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise and also among the most critical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should be wary of early interpretations. Special chapters are devoted to magnetic and radiation processes, supernovae, disks, black-hole candidacy, bipolar flows, cosmic rays, gamma-ray bursts, image distortions, and special sources. At the same time, planet earth is viewed as the arena for life, with plants and animals having evolved to homo sapiens during cosmic time. -- This text is unique in covering the basic qualitative and quantitative tools, formulae as well as numbers, needed for the precise interpretation of frontline phenomena in astrophysical research. The author compares mainstream interpretations with new and even controversial ones he wishes to emphasize.

The second edition includes numerous updates throughout the book and, in addition, it contains a list of alternative explanations to astrophysical findings that can be seen as a serious testing ground for young scientists.

Review:

 From the reviews:

"The author seems to be of the [Fred] Hoyle school of independent thinkers, which is no bad thing, and if a different perspective on a topic might shed some illumination, then having a copy in the departmental library may be a worthwhile investment." (The Observatory, 2002)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BooksForStudent
(West Bloomfield, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New Book In Mint condition. Shipping with Trackable Method. No APO/FPO Addresses Please. Bookseller Inventory # 9783540223467NHS

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-82225

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-FEB-122171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHUB122171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Romtrade Corp.
(STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New Original US Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # AUSBNEW-82225

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wolfgang Kundt
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Basi6 International
(Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New, US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Bookseller Inventory # ABEUSA-122171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kundt Wolfgang
Published by Springer
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer. Book Condition: New. pp. xii + 236. Bookseller Inventory # 7586667

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kundt, Wolfgang
Published by Springer
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3540223460 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # KADA-ADHYA-5147

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 74.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kundt Wolfgang
Published by Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH and Co. KG (2004)
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH and Co. KG, 2004. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9783540223467

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 96.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

WOLFGANG KUNDT
Published by Springer (2004)
ISBN 10: 3540223460 ISBN 13: 9783540223467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9783540223467 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0330473

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book