Exploring the X-ray universe [E-Book] / Frederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles.
Seward, Frederick D., (author)
Charles, Philip A., (author)
Second edition.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Birth and childhood of X-ray astronomy; 2. X-ray emission and interaction with matter; 3. Tools and techniques; 4. Solar System X-rays; 5. X-ray absorption and scattering in the interstellar medium; 6. Active stellar coronae; 7. Early-type stars; 8. Supernova explosions and their remnants; 9. Neutron stars, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, more supernova remnants; 10. Cataclysmic variable stars; 11. X-ray binaries; 12. Black-hole X-ray binaries; 13. Normal and starburst galaxies; 14. Active galactic nuclei; 15. Clusters of galaxies; 16. The diffuse X-ray background; 17. Gamma-ray bursts; Index.