Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System
Academic Press, 2 dic. 2012 - 566 páginas
Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System focuses on planetary physics and chemistry. This book consists of 12 chapters. Chapters I to IV cover the general properties and environment of the planetary system. The solar system beyond Mars is elaborated in Chapters V to VIII, while the inner solar system is considered in Chapters XI to XII.
In these chapters, this compilation specifically discusses the limitations on big bang nucleosynthesis; structure and classification of galaxies; and mass and angular momentum distribution. The radio wave propagation in space plasmas; interiors of Jupiter and Saturn; density and composition of icy satellites; and evaporation and non-gravitational forces are also deliberated. This text also explains the physical properties of meteorites; geology of the Moon; geophysical data on Mars; and search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
This publication is a good reference for first-year graduate students who intend to take graduate courses in specialized areas of planetary sciences, as well as practicing Ph.D. scientists with training in physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, and biology.
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Chapter IV The Sun and the Solar Nebula
Chapter V The Major Planets
Chapter VI Pluto and the Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets
Chapter VII Comets and Meteors
Chapter VIII Meteorites and Asteroids
Chapter XI Planets and Life about Other Stars
Chapter XII Future Prospects
Absorption and Emission of Radiation by Quantum Oscillators
Exploration of the Solar System
Basic Physical Constants
lo Phobos Deimos the Moon and Mercury
Mars Venus and Earth
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