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Fundamentals of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Hydrodynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, and Radiation Hydrodynamics

Textbook

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hydrodynamical Phenomena in Astrophysical Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 17-31
    3. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 33-57
    4. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 59-99
    5. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 101-118
    6. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 213-237
  4. Magnetohydrodynamical Phenomena in Astrophysical Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 267-278
    3. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 279-294
    4. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 295-312
    5. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 313-326
    6. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 327-353
    7. Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue
      Pages 355-366

About this book

Introduction

This book offers an overview of the fundamental dynamical processes, which are necessary to understand astrophysical phenomena, from the viewpoint of hydrodynamcs, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiation hydrodynamics.

The book consists of three parts: The first discusses the fundamentals of hydrodynamics necessary to understand the dynamics of astrophysical objects such as stars, interstellar gases and accretion disks. The second part reviews the interactions between gases and magnetic fields on fluid motions – the magnetohydrodynamics – highlighting the important role of magnetic fields in dynamical phenomena under astrophysical environments. The third part focuses on radiation hydrodynamics, introducing the hydrodynamic phenomena characterized by the coupling of radiation and gas motions and further on relativistic radiation hydrodynamics.

Intended as a pedagogical introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, it also provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of astrophysical fluid dynamics, making it an effective resource not only for graduate courses, but also for beginners wanting to learn about hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiation hydrodynamics in astrophysics independently.

Keywords

Astrophysical Hydrodynamics Magnetohydrodynamics Astrophysical Radiation Hydrodynamics Relativistic Radiation Hydrodynamics Relativistic Hydrodynamics Radiation fluid dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Division of Science EducationOsaka Kyoiku UniversityKashiwaraJapan

About the authors

Shoji Kato is an emeritus professor at Kyoto University. He received his doctor of science from the University of Tokyo in 1963. After that he became an assistant professor at the Department of Astronomy in 1963. In 1971, he moved to the Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, and served as an associate professor until 1975 and as a professor until 1998. After becoming an emeritus professor at Kyoto University in 1998, he was appointed as a professor at the Faculty of Economy and the Faculty of Informatics, Nara Gakuen University (formerly Nara Sangyo University) in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and retired in 2007. Currently he is also an emeritus professor at Nara Gakuen University. He is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 

Jun Fukue is a professor at Osaka Kyoiku University. He received his doctor of science from Kyoto University in 1983, and then served as a research fellow supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science until 1984. He was appointed as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Osaka Kyoiku University in 1984, 1989 and 2004 respectively. He is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan.

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