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Galactic and Intergalactic Magnetic Fields

  • Ulrich Klein
  • Andrew Fletcher

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 11-61
  4. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 63-96
  5. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 97-123
  6. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 125-150
  7. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 151-179
  8. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 181-207
  9. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 209-227
  10. Ulrich Klein, Andrew Fletcher
    Pages 229-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book

Introduction

This course-tested textbook conveys the fundamentals of magnetic fields and relativistic plasma in diffuse cosmic media, with a primary focus on phenomena that have been observed at different wavelengths. Theoretical concepts are addressed wherever necessary, with derivations presented in sufficient detail to be generally accessible.
In the first few chapters the authors present an introduction to various astrophysical phenomena related to cosmic magnetism, with scales ranging from molecular clouds in star-forming regions and supernova remnants in the Milky Way, to clusters of galaxies. Later chapters address the role of magnetic fields in the evolution of the interstellar medium, galaxies and galaxy clusters.
The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in astronomy and physics and will serve as an entry point for those starting their first research projects in the field.

Keywords

Astrophysical Magnetic Fields Textbook Continuum Radiation Processes Cosmological Magnetic Fields Galactic Dynamo Galactic Magnetic Fields Basics Galactic Magnetic Fields Textbook Intergalactic Magnetic Fields Observation of Galactic Magnetic Fields

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Klein
    • 1
  • Andrew Fletcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Universiät BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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