Astrophysical plasmas
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Astrophysical plasmas codes, models, and observations : Ciudad de México, México, octubre 25-29, 1999 by

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Published by Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in México, D.F .
Written in English


  • Plasma astrophysics -- Congresses.,
  • Space plasmas -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementeditores de las memorias, Jane Arthur, Nancy Brickhouse y José Franco.
SeriesRevista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica., v. 9
ContributionsArthur, Jane, Brickhouse, Nancy., Franco, José.
LC ClassificationsQB462.7 .A795 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3372971M
LC Control Number2004459149

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