Cosmic Gamma-Ray Sources by K.s. ChengCosmic Gamma-Ray Sources by K.s. Cheng

Cosmic Gamma-Ray Sources

EditorK.s. Cheng, Gustavo E. Romero

Hardcover | October 25, 2004

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In the last 15 years gamma-ray astronomy has undergone a tremendous development, changing from a rather marginal and exotic field to a key discipline that probes the most extreme manifestations of the physical universe. Through successful observational experiments like the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory and modern Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes, several types of cosmic gamma-ray sources have been detected and are currently being subjected to intensive study. These sources include some of the most extraordinary objects known by human beings. Objects like accreting black holes, neutron stars and their winds, supernova remnants, distant gamma-ray bursts, and the central regions of quasars and blazars. This book presents the most updated review of our current knowledge of cosmic gamma-ray sources. Besides chapters devoted to each type of known gamma-ray emitting object, it provides a self-contained introduction to gamma-ray astrophysics, including a description of the relevant physical processes, a guide through the basic phenomenology, and the prospects for further advances. The book will be of interest for all active researchers in the field, for scientists interested in understanding the recent progress in gamma-ray astronomy, and for graduate students.
Title:Cosmic Gamma-Ray SourcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:October 25, 2004Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402022557

ISBN - 13:9781402022555

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1. Introduction K.S. Cheng, Gustavo E. Romero.- Chapter 2. Fundamentals of gamma-ray astrophysics Gustavo E. Romero, K.S. Cheng.- Chapter 3. Galactic gamma-ray sources Isabelle A. Grenier.- Chapter 4. Extragalactic gamma-ray sources D.F. Torres.- Chapter 5. Non-thermal emission from early-type binaries G. Rauw.- Chapter 6. Gamma-ray emission from supernova remnants Gustavo E. Romero.- Chapter 7. Gamma-ray pulsars D.J. Thompson.- Chapter 8. Theories of gamma-ray emission from pulsars K.S. Cheng.- Chapter 9. High-energy emission from microquasars R. Fender, T. Maccarone.- Chapter 10. Gamma-ray bursts T.Lu, Y.F. Huang, Z.G. Dai, D.M. Wei.- Chapter 11. Clusters of galaxies at high-energy gamma-rays Olaf Reimer.- Chapter 12. Diffuse gamma-rays Igor V. Moskalenko, Andrew W. Strong, Olaf Reimer.- Chapter 13. Multifrequency strategies for the identification of gamma-ray sources Reshmi Mukherjee, Jules Halpern.- Chapter 14. Future ground-based TeV gamma-ray telescopes T.C. Weekes.- Chapter 15. GLAST: Understanding the high-energy gamma-ray sky Julie E. McEnery, Igor V. Moskalenko, Jonathan F. Ormes.- Author Index.- Object Index