Physics of the pulsar magnetosphere by V S Beskin; A V Gurevich; Ya N Istomin
By V S Beskin; A V Gurevich; Ya N Istomin
This booklet provides the idea of the electrodynamic phenomena that happen within the magnetosphere of a pulsar. It additionally presents a transparent photo of the formation and evolution of neutron stars. The authors handle the elemental actual procedures of electron-positron plasma creation, the new release of electrical fields and currents, and the emission of radio waves and gamma rays. The booklet additionally experiences the present observational information, and devotes an entire bankruptcy to a close comparability of this knowledge with permitted idea and with a few contemporary theoretical predictions. Tables containing the values of the actual parameters of all saw radio pulsars also are supplied
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