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Astrophysics of Neutron Stars (Lecture Notes in Engineering)

Code: STE0175
Auteurs: V. M. Lipunov
ISBN: 3540535683
Uitgever: Springer
Uitgegeven: January, 1992
Korte beschrijving: Here the reader will find a description of the current state of experimentaland theoretical investigations of neutron stars in all their manifestations:radio pulsars, X-ray pul- sars, X-ray bursters, transient X-ray sources, andso on. The approach adopted stresses the idea that the astrophysi- cal properties of a neutron star are determinated mainly by its interaction withits surroundings, that is, the inter- action of the intense intrinsic magnetic field of the neutron star with an accreting plasma. Thus the book also treats topics in plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics. Students and professionals in astrophysics and physics alike will find this revised and enlarged version of the original Russian edition essential reading for its coverage of neutron star classification and evolution.