This latest edition of the proven and comprehensive treatment on the topic--from the bestselling author of Tapestry of Modern Astrophysics--has been updated and revised to reflect the newest research results. Suitable for AS0000 and AS0200 courses, as well as advanced astrophysics and astronomy lectures, this is an indispensable theoretical backup for studies on celestial body formation and astrophysics. Includes exercises with solutions.
STEVEN N. SHORE is Professor at Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, University of Pisa. Prior Assignments included Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Arizona State University and Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, where he continues to serve as an astrophysicist. He is the author of The Tapestry of Modern Astrophysics and prominent member of NASA teams for the Hubble Space Telescope missions. He has been honored with awards from NASA for work on Hubble High Resolution Spectrograph, and by Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland.
1. The Equations o Fluid Motion. 2. Viscosity and Diffusion. 3. Vorticity and Rotation. 4. Shocks. 5. Similarity Methods. 6. Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics. 7. Turbulence. 8. Outflows and Accretion. 9. Instabilities. 10. Diagnosis of Astrophysical Flows. Problems and Questions for Further Exploration. Appendix: Some Real Numbers. General Bibliography. Index.