Preface; 1. Special relativity; 2. Gas processes; 3. Radiation processes; 4. Supernovae; 5. Neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars; 6. Compact binary systems; 7. Gamma-ray bursts; 8. Active galactic nuclei; Appendix A. Some recent high-energy astrophysics instruments; Appendix B. Physical constants; Appendix C. Distances; Appendix D. Luminosity, brightness, magnitude, colour; Index.
Self-contained, relevant 2007 textbook on high-energy astrophysics for undergraduate students.
Review of the hardback: '... it makes an easy transition to the
applications of physics to astrophysics ... The book is well
constructed and develops derivations and explanations that are
presented in logical sequences of thought with an ease
characteristic of few books of its kind ...This is an excellent
choice for the bookshelves of current and aspiring astrophysicists
... Summing Up: Highly recommended.' Choice Reviews Online
Review of the hardback: 'It could easily form the basis of more than one undergraduate course and should be required reading for anyone working in high-energy astrophysics. The style and layout are clear and all for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.' The Observatory
Review of the hardback: '... In principle, this book contains everything a beginner in this topic needs to know ... The text is written in a very coherent way, physics equations are explicitly derived, physics students will appreciate that. ... The authors are not only internationally known for their contributions to high-energy astrophysics, they are also actively teaching at Jacobs University Bremen. This synergy guarantees a pedagogically well-thought-out textbook. It is highly recommended to all physics students that want to engage in high-energy astrophysics ... It should not be missing from any library.' Dr Sylvio Klose, Thuringer State Observatory, Tautenburg
Review of the hardback: 'It should not be missing from any library.' Sterne und Weltraum
"...this book contains everything a beginner in this topic needs to know: special relativity, gas and radiation processes, neutron stars, X-ray binaries, supernovae, active galactic nuclei, even gamma-ray bursts are covered in detail in an extra chapter. ...a pedagogically well thought out textbook. It is highly recommended to all physics students that want to engage in high-energy astrophysics." - Sterne and Weltraum