Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

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The Ohio State University
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Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium is a text aimed at graduate students and  advanced undergraduates in astronomy and physics; its scope is appropriate to a one-semester course. The text discusses the phases of the interstellar gas, emphasizing the role of heating, cooling, ionization, recombination, and radiative transport. The interaction between interstellar gas and dust is also discussed. In addition to the `classical' study of the interstellar medium, the rapidly developing field of circumgalactic and intergalactic gas is also included. In this text, first in the Ohio State Graduate Astrophysics Series, emphasis is placed on order-of-magnitude calculations and the development of physical insight.


 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Cold Neutral Medium
33
3 Warm Neutral Medium
59
4 Warm Ionized Medium
77
5 Hot Ionized Medium
117
6 Interstellar Dust
145
7 Molecular Clouds
173
8 Circumgalactic Intracluster Gas
203
9 Diffuse Intergalactic Medium
217
10 WarmHot Intergalactic Medium
239
Bibliography Figure Credits
249
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