High Energy Cosmic Rays, 2nd Edition Front Cover

High Energy Cosmic Rays, 2nd Edition

  • Length: 333 pages
  • Edition: 2nd ed. 2010
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  • Publication Date: 2009-12-21
  • ISBN-10: 354085147X
  • ISBN-13: 9783540851479
  • Sales Rank: #5655344 (See Top 100 Books)

High Energy Cosmic Rays (Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences)

Offers an accessible text and reference (a cosmic-ray manual) for graduate students entering the field and high-energy astrophysicists will find this an accessible cosmic-ray manual

Easy to read for the general astronomer, the first part describes the standard model of cosmic rays based on our understanding of modern particle physics.

Presents the acceleration scenario in some detail in supernovae explosions as well as in the passage of cosmic rays through the Galaxy.

Compares experimental data in the atmosphere as well as underground are compared with theoretical models

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview.

Part I The Standard Model of Cosmic Rays.
Chapter 2 Cosmic ray interactions.
Chapter 3 The birth of cosmic rays.
Chapter 4 Cosmic rays in the Galaxy.
Chapter 5 Cosmic rays at the top of the atmosphere.
Chapter 6 Cosmic rays in the atmosphere.
Chapter 7 Cosmic rays underground.

Part II Contemporary Challenges.
Chapter 8 Cosmic ray showers.
Chapter 9 The end of the cosmic ray spectrum.
Chapter 10 High energy neutrino and gamma-ray astronomy.

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