The Resource Transport processes in space physics and astrophysics, Gary P. Zank

Transport processes in space physics and astrophysics, Gary P. Zank

Label
Transport processes in space physics and astrophysics
Title
Transport processes in space physics and astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
Gary P. Zank
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Transport Processes in Space Physics and Astrophysics is aimed at graduate level students to provide the necessary mathematical and physics background to understand the transport of gases, charged particle gases, energetic charged particles, turbulence, and radiation in an astrophysical and space physics context. Subjects emphasized in the work include collisional and collisionless processes in gases (neutral or plasma), analogous processes in turbulence fields and radiation fields, and allows for a simplified treatment of the statistical description of the system. A systematic study that addresses the common tools at a graduate level allows students to progress to a point where they can begin their research in a variety of fields within space physics and astrophysics. This book is for graduate students who expect to complete their research in an area of plasma space physics or plasma astrophysics. By providing a broad synthesis in several areas of transport theory and modeling, the work also benefits researchers in related fields by providing an overview that currently does not exist. For numerous interesting and challenging space physics and astrophysics problems, there is a need to describe the 'long-term' behavior of systems governed by macroscopic laws and microscopic randomness. A random event has an outcome that is uncertain and unpredictable, yet the collective behavior of a system can be governed by well defined mathematical and physical principles. Examples of physical problems include the behavior of gases in the presence of microscopic inter-particle collisions, the evolution of a gas of charged protons and electrons (a plasma), the collective propagation of solar energetic particles or cosmic rays in a magnetically turbulent medium, the collective behavior of dust in an accretion disk subject to coagulation and destruction, the evolution of low-frequency magnetic field turbulence in the inhomogeneous solar wind, or the transport of photos in a partially ionized interstellar medium. This book provides graduate students with a unified introduction to the physics of collective phenomena or transport processes for gases (charged and uncharged), fields, and photons in a space physics or astrophysics context
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
523.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lecture notes in physics,
Series volume
volume 877
Label
Transport processes in space physics and astrophysics, Gary P. Zank
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Statistical Background -- The Boltzmann transport equation -- Charged particle transport in a collisional magnetized plasma -- Charged particle transport in a collisionless magnetized plasma -- The transport of low frequency turbulence
Control code
ocn862940733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461484806
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-8480-6
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b3175532x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862940733
  • springer1461484790

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