The Physics of Astrophysics

Volume I: Radiation

Frank H. Shu
University of California, Berkeley

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"Students who opt to follow this pair of excellent texts are going to equip themselves with a strong background in the physics of astrophysics, and receive a compelling invitation to use this new-found knowledge to explore the many exciting areas of modern astronomy."

Presented in two volumes, The Physics of Astrophysics is ideally suited for a year-long astrophysics course for university seniors and first-year graduate students. The first volume deals with the emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation by matter, as well as covering related topics such as radiative transfer, statistical physics, classical electrodynamics, and atomic and molecular structure.

About the Author:
Frank Shu is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley.  He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1968.  Shu has written a number of expository articles for the lay public, and is the author of a best-selling introductory textbook in astronomy and astrophysics, The Physical Universe.  He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica.

Translated into Greek.

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ISBN 978-1-891389-76-4, 429 pages, Copyright 1991, Softbound.
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