High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysics: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 30 2000. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
ISBN/ASIN: 9783540405016,9783540270133 | 2005 | English | pdf | 295/306 pages | 3.11 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Steven M. Kahn, Rashid A. Sunyaev, Peter von Ballmoos (auth.) | Edition: 1
After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics. The emphasis is on physical principles and observing methods rather than a discussion of particular classes of high-energy objects, but many examples and new results are included in the three chapters as well.