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Title High-Energy-Density Physics: Foundation of Inertial Fusion and Experimental Astrophysics
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by R Paul Drake
- 2nd ed. 2018.
Author(s) Drake, R Paul
Publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing :
Publication year 2018
Description 1 online resource (XXIII, 658 p. 230 illus., 2 illus. in color.) online resource
Series title Graduate Texts in Physics (ISSN 1868-4513)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexshow all notes
Introduction to High-Energy-Density Physics
Descriptions of Fluids and Plasmas
Properties of High-Energy-Density Plasmas
Shocks and Rarefactions
Hydrodynamic Instabilities
Radiative Transfer
Radiation Hydrodynamics
Creating High-Energy-Density Conditions
Inertial Confinement Fusion
Experimental Astrophysics
Relativistic High-Energy-Density Systems
Appendix A: Constants, Acronyms, and Standard Variables
Appendix B: Sample Mathematica Code
Appendix C: List of the Homework Problems and Solutions to Selected Problems
ISBN 9783319677118; 331967711X
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Keyword(s) Physics / Astrophysics / Atoms / Electric power production / Matter / Plasma (Ionized gases)
Publication type Monograph
Language English
About The raw numbers of high-energy-density physics are amazing: shock waves at hundreds of km/s (approaching a million km per hour), temperatures of millions of degrees, and pressures that exceed 100 million atmospheres. This title surveys the production of high-energy-density conditions, the fundamental plasma and hydrodynamic models that can describe them and the problem of scaling from the laboratory to the cosmos. Connections to astrophysics are discussed throughout. The book is intended to support coursework in high-energy-density physics, to meet the needs of new researchers in this field, and also to serve as a useful reference on the fundamentals. Specifically the book has been designed to enable academics in physics, astrophysics, applied physics and engineering departments to provide in a single-course, an introduction to fluid mechanics and radiative transfer, with dramatic applications in the field of high-energy-density systems. This second edition includes pedagogic improvements to the presentation throughout and additional material on equations of state, heat waves, and ionization fronts, as well as problem sets accompanied by solutions.
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