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Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium

 
 
 
 
Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium
Author: Lyman Spitzer Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780471293354
ISBN 10: 471293350
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Publication Date: 1998-03-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 335
List Price: $118.00
 
 

Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium discusses the nature of interstellar matter, with a strong emphasis on basic physical principles, and summarizes the present state of knowledge about the interstellar medium by providing the latest observational data. Physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium are treated, with frequent references to observational results. The overall equilibrium and dynamical state of the interstellar gas are described, with discussions of explosions produced by star birth and star death and the initial phases of cloud collapse leading to star formation.