The Physics and Dynamics of Planetary Nebulae

  • Grigor A. Gurzadyan

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  20. Back Matter
    Pages 473-515

About this book

Introduction

The physics and dynamics of planetary nebulae are surveyed in this comprehensive monograph. The topics covered include processes occurring in the highly ionized gaseous medium, the formation of emission lines in rather specific conditions, continuous emissions extending from radio frequencies and infrared up to ultraviolet and X-rays, and methods of deciphering the observed spectra and detecting the physical and kinematic parameters of the radiating medium. Many of these methods have become powerful tools for the study of various other cosmic objects from stellar atmospheres to galactic nuclei. Special attention is paid to discoveries made using space observations. The problems of the origin of planetary nebulae and their evolution are discussed extensively. A catalogue of planetary nebulae by excitation classes is also included. The book should remain a standard reference for students and researchers in the field for years to come.

Keywords

Planet astrophysics electron evolution hydrogen magnetic field magnetic fields nebula photon physics radiation spectra temperature translation ultraviolet

Authors and affiliations

  • Grigor A. Gurzadyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Garny Space Astronomy InstituteYerevan 2Armenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03448-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08245-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03448-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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