An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Dina Prialnik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316284308
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Science

Using fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution can predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This textbook is a stimulating introduction for undergraduates in astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. It uniquely emphasises the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution. This second edition contains two new chapters on mass loss from stars and interacting binary stars, and new exercises. Clear and methodical, it explains the processes in simple terms, while maintaining mathematical rigour. Starting from general principles, this textbook leads students step-by-step to a global, comprehensive understanding of the subject. Fifty exercises and full solutions allow students to test their understanding. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required, and only a basic background in physics and mathematics is necessary.

An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Dina Prialnik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521866049
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Science

Using fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution can predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This textbook is a stimulating introduction for undergraduates in astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. It uniquely emphasizes the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution. This second edition contains two new chapters on mass loss from stars and interacting binary stars, and new exercises. Clear and methodical, it explains the processes in simple terms, while maintaining mathematical rigor. Starting from general principles, this textbook leads students step-by-step to a global, comprehensive understanding of the subject. Fifty exercises and full solutions allow students to test their understanding. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required, and only a basic background in physics and mathematics is necessary.

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642615238
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

A complete and comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters. The text presents an overview of the models developed to explain the stability, dynamics and evolution of the stars, and great care is taken to detail the various stages in a star's life. The authors have succeeded in producing a unique text based on their own pioneering work in stellar modeling. Since its publication, this textbook has come to be considered a classic by both readers and teachers in astrophysics. This study edition is intended for students in astronomy and physics alike.

Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521348714
Release Date: 1992-01-16
Genre: Science

This book is the final one in a series of three texts which together provide a modern, complete and authoritative account of our present knowledge of the stars. It discusses the internal structure and the evolution of stars, and is completely self-contained. There is an emphasis on the basic physics governing stellar structure and the basic ideas on which our understanding of stellar structure is based. The book also provides a comprehensive discussion of stellar evolution. Careful comparison is made between theory and observation, and the author has thus provided a lucid and balanced introductory text for the student. As for volumes 1 and 2, volume 3 is self-contained and can be used as an independent textbook. The author has not only taught but has also published many original papers in this subject. Her clear and readable style should make this text a first choice for undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking courses in astronomy and particularly in stellar astrophysics.

An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure

Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486604138
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Science

Rigorous examination of relationship between loss of energy, mass, and radius of stars in a steady state. Unabridged, corrected republication of original (1939) edition. "The material is throughout presented with enviable crispness and clarity of expression. The work will undoubtedly become an indispensable handbook for future researchers in the field." — Nature.

An Introduction to Close Binary Stars

Author: R. W. Hilditch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521798000
Release Date: 2001-03-12
Genre: Science

This 2001 book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars for advanced students.

Stellar Interiors

Author: Carl J. Hansen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441991102
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The?rsteditionofthistextappearedin1994.Shortlyafterthethirdprinting, our editor suggested that we attempt a second edition because new devel- mentsinstellarstructureandevolutionhadmadeouroriginalworkoutdated. We (the original authors, CJH and SDK) reluctantly agreed but with res- vations due to the e?ort involved. Our initial reluctance disappeared when we were able to convince (cajole, twist the arm of, etc.) our new coauth- colleague Virginia Trimble to join us. (Welcome Virginia!) We (i.e., all three of us) hope that you agree that the present edition is a great improvement compared to the 1994 e?ort. Our objectives in this edition are the same ones we set forth in 1994: Whatyouwill?ndisatextdesignedforourtargetaudience:thety- cal senior undergraduate or beginning graduate student in astronomy or astrophysics who wishes an overview of stellar structure and e- lution with just enough detail to understand the general picture. She or he can go on from there to more specialized texts or directly to the research literature depending on talent and interests. To this end, this text presents the basic physical principles without chasing all the (interesting!) details. For those of you familiar with the ?rst edition, you will ?nd that some things have not been changed substantially (F = ma is still F = ma), while othersde?nitelyhave.Forexample,Chapter2hasbeencompletelyrewritten.

Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521780918
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: Science

The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available on stellar structure and evolution, with a special emphasis on currently unsolved problems.

Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Sean G. Ryan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521196094
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: Nature

An ideal bridging text for astrophysics and physics majors looking to move on from the introductory texts.

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Author: Houjun Mo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521857932
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: Science

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Theory of Stellar Atmospheres

Author: Ivan Hubeny
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400852734
Release Date: 2014-10-26
Genre: Science

This book provides an in-depth and self-contained treatment of the latest advances achieved in quantitative spectroscopic analyses of the observable outer layers of stars and similar objects. Written by two leading researchers in the field, it presents a comprehensive account of both the physical foundations and numerical methods of such analyses. The book is ideal for astronomers who want to acquire deeper insight into the physical foundations of the theory of stellar atmospheres, or who want to learn about modern computational techniques for treating radiative transfer in non-equilibrium situations. It can also serve as a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the discipline for graduate students. Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the field Covers computational methods as well as the underlying physics Serves as an ideal reference book for researchers and a rigorous yet accessible textbook for graduate students An online illustration package is available to professors at press.princeton.edu

100 Billion Suns

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691087814
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Science

How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die-- and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die-- and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.

The Stars

Author: Roger John Tayler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521458854
Release Date: 1994-06-23
Genre: Science

This textbook gives a clear account of the manner in which knowledge in many branches of physics, such as gravitation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, can be combined to gain an understanding of the structure and evolution of stars. A major aim is to present the subject as one in which advances are still being made. The first half is an account of the observational properties of stars and a discussion of the equations that govern their structure. The second part discusses recent theoretical work on stellar evolution. The successes of the theory are stressed, but attention is also drawn to phenomena that are not completely understood. This is a new edition of a widely-used textbook first published in 1970. New topics include mass loss from stars and close binary stars.