Astrophysical magnetic fields : from galaxies to the early universe /

Magnetic fields permeate space and affect many major astrophysical phenomena, but they are often ignored due to their perceived complexity. This self-contained introduction to astrophysical magnetic fields provides both a comprehensive review of the current state of the subject and a critical discus...

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Main Authors: Shukurov, Anvar (Author), Subramanian, Kandaswamy (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Series:Cambridge astrophysics series ; 56.
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Summary:Magnetic fields permeate space and affect many major astrophysical phenomena, but they are often ignored due to their perceived complexity. This self-contained introduction to astrophysical magnetic fields provides both a comprehensive review of the current state of the subject and a critical discussion of the latest research. It presents our knowledge of magnetic fields from the Early Universe, their evolution in cosmic time through to their roles in present-day galaxies, galaxy clusters and the wider intergalactic medium, with attention given to both theory and observations. This volume also contains an extensive introduction into magnetohydrodynamics, numerous worked examples, observational and mathematical techniques and interpretations of the observations. Its review of our current knowledge, with an emphasis on results that are likely to form the basis for future progress, benefits a broad audience of advanced students and active researchers, including those from fields such as cosmology and general relativity.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 23 Dec 2021).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 625 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN:9781139046657 (ebook)