Monographs written by members of our faculty
Michael I. Eides, Howard Grotch, and Valery A. Shelyuto
"Theory of Light Hydrogenic Boundstates"
Book Description: The book describes the modern theory of light hydrogen-like systems, and the discussion is based on quantum electrodynamics. In particular, Green's functions, relativistic bound-state equations and Feynman diagrams are extensively used. New theoretical approaches are described and explained. The book contains derivation of many theoretical results obtained in recent years. A complete set of all theoretical results for the energy levels of hydrogen-like bound states, as well as comparison with experiment, is presented.
Book Description: One of the most spectacular discoveries of molecular astronomy has been the detection of maser emission. The same radiation that is generated in the laboratory only with elaborate, special equipment occurs naturally in interstellar space. This intense radiation probes the smallest structures that can be studied with radio telescopes. This book provides an extensive coverage of the interstellar maser phenomenon, starting with a detailed coverage of the basic background concepts required for an understanding of line formation and radiative transfer. It goes on to describe the theoretical and phenomenological aspects of interstellar masers, their formation sites and the inversion mechanisms. The book will interest active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics as well as in other areas of physics. It is suitable as a textbook in a graduate course and will enable a graduate student to embark on research projects in this exciting area in particular, and molecular radio astronomy in general.
Donald E. Osterbrock and Gary J. Ferland
"Astrophysics Of Gaseous Nebulae And Active Galactic Nuclei"
Book Description: This graduate-level text/reference covers gaseous nebulae and the emission regions in Seyfert galaxies, quasars, and other types of active galactic nuclei. Written by a world-renowned expert in the field, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in this important research area.