A Panchromatic View of Galaxies
Copyright © 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Dr. Alessandro Boselli
Published Online: 2 JAN 2012 02:18PM EST
Print ISBN: 9783527409914
Online ISBN: 9783527640256
About this Book
Describing how to investigate all kinds of galaxies through a multifrequency analysis, this text is divided into three different sections. The first describes the data currently available at different frequencies, from X-rays to UV, optical, infrared and radio millimetric and centimetric, while explaining their physical meaning. In the second section, the author explains how these data can be used to determine physical parameters and quantities, such as mass and temperature. The final section is devoted to describing how the derived quantities can be used in a multifrequency analysis to study such physical processes as the star formation cycle and constrain models of galaxy evolution.
As a result, observers will be able to interpret galaxies and their structure.