High Energy Cosmic Rays - Springer Praxis Books (Hardback)
  • High Energy Cosmic Rays - Springer Praxis Books (Hardback)

High Energy Cosmic Rays - Springer Praxis Books (Hardback)

Hardback 333 Pages / Published: 21/12/2009
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Offers an accessible text and reference (a cosmic-ray manual) for graduate students entering the field and high-energy astrophysicists will find this an accessible cosmic-ray manual

Easy to read for the general astronomer, the first part describes the standard model of cosmic rays based on our understanding of modern particle physics.

Presents the acceleration scenario in some detail in supernovae explosions as well as in the passage of cosmic rays through the Galaxy.

Compares experimental data in the atmosphere as well as underground are compared with theoretical models

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540851479
Number of pages: 333
Weight: 684 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2010


From the reviews of the first edition:

"... carefully crafted and well-written." (Stefan Westerhoff, Columbia University, Physics Today, September 2004)

"This publication ... is aimed at serious students of the subject. ... Arranged in two parts, Stanev first describes the standard model of cosmic rays and the interactions that are important ... . The second part describes the challenges of current cosmic ray research ... . It is a `must read' for those with a passion to find out more about the high energy universe." (Roger Feasey, Journal of the Auckland Astronomical Society AAS, August, 2005)

"Todor Stanev ... has distilled the essence of cosmic ray physics. It is a magnificent achievement and will be invaluable for workers in the field. It should also be available for consultation by researchers in related disciplines ... there will also be a need to make use of excellent list of referenced material." (Roger Clay, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (5), September/October, 2004)

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