The Interstellar Medium

  • James Lequeux

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

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About this book


Describing interstellar matter in our galaxy in all of its various forms, this book also considers the physical and chemical processes that are occurring within this matter. The first seven chapters present the various components making up the interstellar matter and detail the ways that we are able to study them. The following seven chapters are devoted to the physical, chemical and dynamical processes that control the behaviour of interstellar matter. These include the instabilities and cloud collapse processes that lead to the formation of stars. The last chapter summarizes the transformations that can occur between the different phases of the interstellar medium. Emphasizing methods over results, "The Interstellar Medium" is written for graduate students, for young astronomers, and also for any researchers who have developed an interest in the interstellar medium.


Galaxy Interstellar Chemistry Interstellar Gas Interstellar Magnetic Fields Interstellar Medium Radiative Transfer Star Star Formation stellar

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  • James Lequeux
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisLERMAParisFrance

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