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Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

The aim of this book is to present, on the one hand various topics in theoretical physics in depth - especially topics related to electrodynamics - and on the other hand to show how these topics find applications in various aspects of astrophysics. The first text on theoretical physics and astrophysical applications, it covers many recent advances including those in X-ray, &ggr;-ray and radio-astronomy, with comprehensive coverage of the literature


Published: February 1979

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-023066-5


  • ...most of the subjects selected are ones in which Professor Ginzburg has himself made substantial contributions, and the treatment is consequently authoritative. Those wanting to go beyond the standard texts on these subjects will find useful material here...

    New Scientist


  • (partial) Preface to the English edition

    Preface to the Russian edition

    The Hamiltonian approach to electrodynamics

    Radiation reaction

    Uniformly accelerated charge

    Radiation of a moving particle

    Synchrotron radiation

    Electrodynamics of a continuous medium

    Cherenkov effect, Doppler effect, transition radiation

    Superluminal radiation sources

    Reabsorption and radiative transfer

    Electrodynamics of media with spatial dispersion

    Dielectric permittivity and wave propagation in a plasma

    The energy-momentum tensor in macroscopic electrodynamics

    Fluctuations and van der Waals forces

    Scattering of waves in a medium

    Cosmic ray astrophysics

    X-ray astronomy

    Gamma astronomy




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