Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy: Bridging Physics and Astronomy

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This is designed to be the first textbook in atomic astrophysics, to bridge physics and astronomy via spectroscopy. It is intended for students and researchers in both physics and astronomy, primarily as introduction for physics students to astronomy, and for astronomy students to atomic physics and spectroscopy. The textbook covers both basic material and state-of-the-art astrophysical applications.

Topics Covered: Atomic Physics, Spectroscopy, Astrophysics, Radiation, Atomic Structure, Atomic Processes, Radiative Transitions, Photoionization, Recombination, Emission Lines, Absorption Lines, K-alpha lines, Radiative Transfer, Stars, Nebulae, H II regions, AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei), QSOs (Quasars), X-ray astronomy, Supernovae, Cosmology.

Look inside (Detailed Contents of Chapters, First pages):

Description: Cambridge University Press

Ancillary and Auxiliary Materials:

Teaching Guide for Astrophysicists

Teaching Guide for Physicists



Astrophysical Spectroscopy Literature

Exercises and solutions



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