Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology

Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology : Second IEEE International Workshop, Princeton, New Jersey, May 10-12, 1993

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Today many scientists recognize plasma as the key element in understanding new observations in interplanetary and interstellar space, in stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and throughout the observable universe. Plasma astrophysics and cosmology, as a unified discipline, cover topics such as the large-scale structure and filamentation of the universe; the microwave background; the formation of galaxies and magnetic fields; active galactic nuclei and quasars; the origin and abundance of light elements; star formation and the evolution of solar systems; redshift periodicities and anomalous redshifts; general relativity; electric fields; the acceleration of charged particles to high energies; and cosmic rays. This text provides an update on the observations made in radio, optical and high-energy astrophysics, especially since 1985, and addresses the paradigm changing discoveries made by the planetary probes and satellites, radio telescopes, and the Hubble space telescope. Over 20 contributors, all distinguished plasma scientists, present a picture of the nature of our plasma universe with articles ranging from the popular level to advanced topics in plasma cosmology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 160 x 220mm | 721.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Reprinted from Astrophysics an and M> ed.
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0792337840
  • 9780792337843

Table of contents

Introduction to plasma astrophysics and cosmology; A.L. Peratt. The redshift revisited; A.K.T. Assis, M.C.D. Neves. Redshift quantization - A review; W.G. Tifft. Determination of true velocity dispersion and the dark matter problem in clusters of galaxies; A. Ghosh. Low correlation between redshift and intrinsic brightness for quasars and galaxies in a De Sitter universe; J.B. Miller, T.E. Miller. Intergalactic radio absorption and the COBE data; E.J. Lerner. A window on the plasma universe: the very large array; K.R. Healy. Intergalactic plasma; G. Reber. Plasma and the universe: large scale dynamics, filamentation, and radiation; A.L. Peratt. The pillars of cosmology: a short history and assessment; J. Kanipe. Gravitation, global four-momentum conservation and the strong equivalence principle; D.F. Roscoe. A model cosmology based on gravity-electromagnetism unification; J.E. Brandenburg. On the problem of big bang nucleosynthesis; E.J. Lerner. Observational limits on intergalactic matter; B. Wszolek. Cluster-scale magnetic fields; T. Venturi, G. Giovannini. Rotation velocity and neutral hydrogen distribution dependency on magnetic field strength in spiral galaxies; C.M. Snell, A.L. Peratt. How can spirals persist? C.K. Whitney. Interstellar neutral hydrogen filaments at high galactic latitudes and the Bennett Pinch; G.L. Verschuur. Protostar formation under two current carrying gas filaments collision; B. Chargeishvili, J.-I. Sakai. Evolution of current loops in space; S.J. Goldstein, Jr. Radiation properties of pulsar magnetospheres: observation, theory, and experiment; K.R. Healy, A.L. Peratt. Titus-Bode series, galaxy group redshift differences calculated from roots of the Besel equation; D.R. Wells. Solar wind-magnetosphere interaction as simulated by a 3-D EM particle code; K.-I. Nishikawa, et al. Recollections of Max Born; E. Wolf.
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