THEORETICAL RESEARCH IN ASTROPHYSICS.
Final status rept. 1 Apr 65-15 Sep 67,
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y CENTER FOR RADIOPHYSICS AND SPACE RESEARCH
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Theoretical research in astrophysics for the period from 1 April 1965 to 15 September 1967 is summarized. The following topics are included. A Theory of quasars and strong radio sources. 1 Evolution of dense star systems 2 Dynamics of stellar collisions 3 Light fluctuations in quasars 4 Structure of radio sources 5 Thermal instability due to synchrotron radiation 6 Cosmic ray electrons and positrons 7 Quasars and ghost images 8 Radiative transfer of x-rays 9 Intergalactic absorption lines. B Dynamics of HII regions. 1 Similarity solutions for the expansion of HII regions 2 Stability of ionization fronts 3 Recombination fronts in stellar wind flow 4 Destruction of interstellar molecules 5 Maser action in interstellar OH. C Stellar winds. 1 Blast waves in stellar wind flows 2 Whistlers transonic flow in stellar winds 3 The effect of cosmic ray pressure gradients on the solar wind. D Plasma physics. 1 Non-linear plasma oscillations. Author