Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium

  • Walter J.┬áMaciel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


The space between the stars includes a large variety of objects, where physical processes occur that are fundamental for the structure and evolution of galaxies. This book gives the reader some basic knowledge of these processes and at the same time, presents estimates of the main quantities relevant to the study of the interstellar medium. The book could be used as an introductory course on the interstellar medium  by science students or by readers interested in astrophysics with an adequate physics and mathematics background.


astrophysical environments evolution of galaxies galactic astrophysics interstellar medium physics of the interstellar medium

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter J.┬áMaciel
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  1. 1., Departamento de Astronomia IAG/USPCidade UniversitariaSao PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3766-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3767-3
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