Cambridge Astrophysics: Compact Stellar X-ray Sources Series Number 39

Cambridge Astrophysics: Compact Stellar X-ray Sources Series Number 39

Description

X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects. Topics covered include binary systems, gamma ray burst sources, anomalous X-ray pulsars, super-soft sources, and enigmatic fast X-ray transients. Further chapters are dedicated to isolated neutron stars and the X-ray source populations of globular clusters. The properties of X-ray binaries are discussed in depth in chapters on quasi-periodic oscillations and related aperiodic X-ray variability, X-ray bursts, black holes, and relativistic jets. This is a valuable reference for both graduate students and active researchers.


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Details

Author(s)
Walter H. G. Lewin, Michiel Van Der Klis
Format
Paperback | 708 pages
Dimensions
170 x 244 x 36mm | 1,110g
Publication date
25 Nov 2010
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0521158060
ISBN13
9780521158060