Volume II is a self-contained textbook, and is not dependent on Volume I (see 53.003.096). It can be used as the text for a separate, one-semester course on its subject matter, which includes the interactions of matter and radiation, and electromagnetic fields of macroscopic scale in both the strongly collisional and collisionless regimes. It covers such fields as single-fluid theory, including radiative processes; waves, shocks, and fronts; magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics; as well as their applications to such topics as self-gravitating spherical masses, accretion disks, spiral density waves, star formation, and dynamo theory.
The physics of astrophysics. Volume II: Gas dynamics
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