Physics of the Plasma Universe


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Review “‘Physics of the Plasma Universe Second Edition’ by Anthony L. Perrat
is a profound guide dedicated to plasma physics in the Solar System … . It is
addressed to graduate students and researchers working in the field of cosmic
plasma. … The book is an excellent manual for young and experienced scientists
interested in plasma physics. … The second edition incorporates many recent
results and makes the book an up-to-date guide through the science of plasma
in the Universe.” (Alicja Wierzcholska and Hubert Siejkowski, Pure and Applied
Geophysics, Vol. 174, 2017)“Anyone who has spent time engaged in research or
in teaching in the field of plasma physics will know that it contains a wide
variety of elements, both in terms of the physical theories that support it
and the phenomena to which it can be applied. … those looking for an eventful
up-to-date guided tour through some of the key sites of the plasma universe
may well find what they are looking for here.” (Terry Robinson, The
Observatory, Vol. 135 (1248), October, 2015)“This book is the result of four
decades of research work of a well-known specialist, this period has been
spent in different frontiers of plasma research. … congratulations to the
author for having written this volume, and warmest stimulations to the
readers: they shall be pleased reading this book!” (Iván Abonyi, zbMATH
1306.82001, 2015) Read more From the Back Cover Today many scientists
recognize plasma as the key element to understanding new observations in near-
Earth, interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space; in stars,
galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and throughout the observable universe.
Physics of the Plasma Universe, 2nd Edition is an update of observations made
across the entire cosmic electromagnetic spectrum over the two decades since
the publication of the first edition. It addresses paradigm changing
discoveries made by telescopes, planetary probes, satellites, and radio and
space telescopes. The contents are the result of the author’s 37 years
research at Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and the U.S.
Department of Energy.This book covers topics such as the large-scale structure
and the filamentary universe; the formation of magnetic fields and galaxies,
active galactic nuclei and quasars, the origin and abundance of light
elements, star formation and the evolution of solar systems, and cosmic rays.
Chapters 8 and 9 are based on the research of Professor Gerrit Verschuur, and
reinvestigation of the manifestation of interstellar neutral hydrogen
filaments from radio astronomical observations are given. Using data from the
Green Bank 100-m telescope (GBT) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(NRAO), detailed information is presented for a non-cosmological origin for
the cosmic microwave background quadruple moment. This volume is aimed at
graduate students and researchers active in the areas of cosmic plasmas and
space science. The supercomputer and experimental work was carried out within
university, National laboratory, Department of Energy, and supporting NASA
facilities.   Read more See all Editorial Reviews


Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2015 edition (September 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461478189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461478188
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

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