Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
The space between the stars contains a large diversity of objects in which physical processes occur that are fundamental to the structure and evolution of galaxies. This book offers the reader a basic knowledge of these processes and presents simple numeric estimates of the main quantities relevant to the interstellar medium. The main objects that constitute the interstellar space are described, but the emphasis of the book lies in the physical processes occurring in these objects, which may also occur in other astrophysical environments. The book is directed tor graduate as well as advanced undergraduate students of physics and astrophysics.
Although this book presents comprehensive material on the interstellar medium, it has a simpler presentation and is intended specifically for astrophysics studentsSimple numerical estimates are given throughout the book, making it an ideal undergraduate textbookOffers more than just basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of galaxies