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Cosmic Ray Astrophysics (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by Reinhard Schlickeiser

By Reinhard Schlickeiser

In the 1st half, the booklet offers an up to date precis of the observational facts. within the moment half, it offers with the kinetic description of cosmic ray plasma. The underlying diffusion-convection shipping equation, which governs the coupling among cosmic rays and the historical past plasma, is derived and analyzed intimately. within the 3rd half, a number of purposes of the suggestions of the shipping equation are awarded and the way key observations in cosmic ray physics might be accounted for is demonstrated.

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