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Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems and Prospects

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Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems and Prospects
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 87

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The cosmological gamma-ray burst (GRB) phenomenon is reviewed. The broad observational facts and empirical phenomenological relations of the GRB prompt emission and afterglow are outlined. A well-tested, successful fireball shock model is introduced in a pedagogical manner. Several important uncertainties in the current understanding of the phenomenon are reviewed.

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