Textbook Title: Protoplanetary Disks and Their Evolution
This free online textbook explores the flattened, rotating disks of cool dust and gas extending for tens to hundreds of AU are found around almost all low mass stars shortly after their birth. This online textbooks addresses observations of the outer parts, beyond 1 AU, of protoplanetary disks with a focus on recent infrared and (sub-)millimeter results and an eye to the promise of new facilities in the immediate future.
Author: Jonathan P. Williams, Lucas A. Cieza
Subjects: Earth Sciences, Physics
Key words: Earth Sciences, Physics, Protoplanetary Disks
Download URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.0556