Plasma Astrophysics, Part I

Fundamentals and Practice

  • Boris V. Somov

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 340)

About this book


This well-illustrated monograph is devoted to classic fundamentals, current practice, and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. The first part is unique in covering all the basic principles and practical tools required for understanding and working in plasma astrophysics. The second part presents the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas within the solar system; single and double stars, relativistic objects, accretion disks, and their coronae are also covered. This book is designed mainly for professional researchers in astrophysics. However, it will also be interesting and useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, as well as advanced students in applied physics and mathematics seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.


Accretion Plasma Star astrophysics plasma astrophysics principles plasma astrophysics tools plasma physics basics plasma physics for geophysicists plasma physics for space scientists

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris V. Somov
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomical Institute And Faculty of PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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