Astrophysics for Physicists

by Arnab Rai Choudhuri

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  • 9780521815536
  • 9780511686405
  • 9781107385719
Designed for teaching astrophysics to physics students at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, this textbook also provides an overview of astrophysics for astrophysics graduate students, before they delve into more specialized volumes. Assuming background knowledge at the level of a physics major, the textbook develops astrophysics from the basics without requiring any previous study in astronomy or astrophysics. Physical concepts, mathematical derivations and observational data are combined in a balanced way to provide a unified treatment. Topics such as general relativity and plasma physics, which are not usually covered in physics courses but used extensively in astrophysics, are developed from first principles. While the emphasis is on developing the fundamentals thoroughly, recent important discoveries are highlighted at every stage.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511686405
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  • Title: Astrophysics for Physicists
  • Author: Arnab Rai Choudhuri
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521815536
  • 9780511686405
  • 9781107385719

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'At last! An astrophysics textbook for physics majors that does not shy away from fluids, plasmas, and general relativity. With transparent physical reasoning and beautifully clear writing throughout, this book should become the standard for advanced undergraduate courses, and recommended reading for beginning graduate students. An outstanding complement to Choudhuri's previous masterwork, The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas.' Mitchell C. Begelman, University of Colorado, author of Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe