Space Physics

An Introduction

by C. T. Russell, J. G. Luhmann, R. J. Strangeway

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  • 9781107098824
  • 9781316478462
  • 9781316477342
This textbook, derived from courses given by three leading researchers, provides advanced undergraduates and graduates with up-to-date coverage of space physics, from the Sun to the interstellar medium. Clear explanations of the underlying physical processes are presented alongside major new discoveries and knowledge gained from space missions, ground-based observations, theory, and modelling to inspire students. Building from the basics to more complex ideas, the book contains enough material for a two-semester course but the authors also provide suggestions for how the material can be tailored to fit a single semester. End-of-chapter problems reinforce concepts and include computer-based exercises specially developed for this textbook package. Free access to the software is available via the book's website and enables students to model the behavior of magnetospheric and solar plasma. An extensive glossary recaps new terms and carefully selected further reading sections encourage students to explore advanced topics of interest.

  • Cambridge University Press; July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781316478462
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  • Title: Space Physics
  • Author: C. T. Russell; J. G. Luhmann; R. J. Strangeway
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107098824
  • 9781316478462
  • 9781316477342

In The Press

'[This book] provides a significant update of scientific material in the rapidly changing field of space plasma physics while maintaining a level appropriate for seniors and beginning graduate students. I look forward to using this text the next time I teach my course.' Mary Hudson, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107098824
  • 9781316478462
  • 9781316477342