An Introduction to Astrophysical Hydrodynamics
An introduction to astrophysical hydrodynamics, this book aims to provide a comprehensive and unified view of the general problems associated with fluids in a cosmic context, with a discussion of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. It contains chapters on irrotational and rotational flows, turbulence, magnetohydrodynamics and instabilities. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in the field of astronomy and physics.
- Hardback | 452 pages
- 159.8 x 237 x 26.2mm | 821.12g
- 22 May 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- bibliography, references, index
Table of contents
The equations of fluid motion; viscosity and diffusion; vorticity and rotation; shocks; similarity methods; magnetic fields in astrophysics; turbulence; outflows and accretion; instabilities; diagnosis of astrophysical flows.
"This volume makes an excellent text for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates, and as such it fills an important need."--SCIENCE"I can only hope that the publication of this book will encourage more departments to offer a course on astrophysical hydrodynamics....One of the most striking aspects of this volume is its clarity. I think this may rank as one of the most readable science books I have ever come across....This volume makes an excellent text for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates, and as such fills an important need."--SCIENCE