# Extreme Environment Astrophysics

### by Ulrich Kolb, with contributions from Robin Barnard and Hara
Papathanassiou

(2010, CUP) Covering host systems of accreting, relativistic bodies,
and the high-energy phenomena associated with them, this self-contained
astrophysics textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduates.

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# Errata

Page 49 [Added
12/04/10]

P.49, Equation 2.22, the 'J 'should not be in the subscript. The
equation should read (in LaTeX):

\begin{equation}

\frac{\dot{M}_2}{M_2} = \frac{2 \dot{J}_{\rm sys}/J -
(\dot{R}_2/R_2)_{\rm nuc}}{\zeta - \zeta_{\rm L}} \nonumber

\end{equation}

Page 60 [Added on 5/05/10]

At the end of Worked Example 2.3, the equation on the penultimate line
should have 1.42 on the top line not 2.82. The answer is correct
though.

Page 139 [added 25/05/10]

P.139, second paragraph, the wavelength of the Lyman limit is 91.2 nm
(or 912 Angstrom) not 912 nm.

Page 255 [Added 08/04/10]

P.255, solution to Exercise 1.12, the last sentence of the penultimate
paragraph should say: "The first is in the ultraviolet range, the
second is in the classical X-ray range."

Page 272 [Added on 1/6/2010]

In the solution to Exercise 6.5, in the penultimate equation (to
calculate T), the exponent of the Boltzmann constant on the bottom line
should be '-23' (not '23').

Page 276 [Added on 1/6/2010]
In the solution to Exercise 7.9, the first term of the equation should
have m2 on the top line (not m1).

Equation numbers in Solutions to
Exercises [added 24/05/10]

The following equation numbers in the Solutions
to Exercises are all re-used mistakenly, having referred to
different equations in the body of the chapter:

In solution to Exercise 1.10, the equation labeled as 1.17 should be
labeled as equation S1.1

In solution to Exercise 2.5, the equations labeled as 2.18 & 2.19
should be labeled as equations S2.1 & S2.2

In solution to Exercise 2.8, the equation labeled as 2.20 should be
labeled as equation S2.3 (but label not needed)

In solution to Exercise 3.5, the equations labeled as 3.21 & 3.22
should be labeled as equations S3.1 & S3.2

In solution to Exercise 3.9, the equation labeled as 3.23 should be
labeled as equation S3.3 (but label not needed)

In solution to Exercise 6.10, the equations labeled as 6.24 & 6.25
should be labeled as equations S6.1 & S6.2 (but labels not needed)

In solution to Exercise 7.10, the equations labeled as 7.26 & 7.27
should be labeled as equations S7.1 & S7.2 (but labels not needed)

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