Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn,Alfred Weigert,Achim Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642303048

Category: Science

Page: 606

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This long-awaited second edition of the classical textbook on Stellar Structure and Evolution by Kippenhahn and Weigert is a thoroughly revised version of the original text. Taking into account modern observational constraints as well as additional physical effects such as mass loss and diffusion, Achim Weiss and Rudolf Kippenhahn have succeeded in bringing the book up to the state-of-the-art with respect to both the presentation of stellar physics and the presentation and interpretation of current sophisticated stellar models. The well-received and proven pedagogical approach of the first edition has been retained. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters. The models developed to explain the stability, dynamics and evolution of the stars are presented and great care is taken to detail the various stages in a star’s life. Just as the first edition, which remained a standard work for more than 20 years after its first publication, the second edition will be of lasting value not only for students but also for active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics.
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Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn,Alfred Weigert

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Stars

Page: 468

View: 1687

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Stellar Interiors

Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution

Author: Carl J. Hansen,Steven D Kawaler,Virginia Trimble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441991107

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 6784

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.
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Astronomie und Astrophysik

Ein Grundkurs

Author: Alfred Weigert,Heinrich J. Wendker,Lutz Wisotzki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527670955

Category: Science

Page: 563

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Dieses Lehrbuch ist ein Grundkurs im besten Sinne: Beginnend mit den physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen, die fur das Verstandnis der weiteren astrophysikalischen Ausfuhrungen benotigt werden, vermittelt es solides Wissen fur die moderne Astrophysik, ist klar geschrieben, reich bebildert und auch in den mathematischen Teilen jederzeit verstandlich. Nun liegt das Buch in der 5. Aufl age vor - vollstandig aktualisiert und um das Kapitel Extrasolare Planetensysteme erweitert von Lutz Wisotzki, der bereits die letzte Aufl age mit verantwortete. Studenten der Physik und Astronomie im Grundstudium wie auch Fachleute und Amateure schatzen dieses Buch fur Schule, Studium und Freizeit.
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Astronomie

Eine Einführung

Author: Hannu Karttunen,Pekka Kröger,Heikki Oja,Markku Poutanen,Karl J. Donner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642841376

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 6821

Astronomie gibt eine ausgezeichnete, reich illustrierte Darstellung aller klassischen und modernen Teilgebiete dieser Wissenschaft. Dabei wird ebenso großer Wert auf die faszinierenden Beobachtungsergebnisse und die zugrundeliegenden physikalischen Vorgänge gelegt. Das Buch eignet sich damit gleichermaßen als Begleiter zur Astronomie-Vorlesung wie als Fundgrube und Nachschlagewerk für jede(n) Astronomiebegeisterte(n). "... ein so modernes Buch, wie es kaum ein einzelner Autor vorlegen könnte." #Sterne und Weltraum (2/89)(zur englischen Ausgabe)#1
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Very Massive Stars in the Local Universe

Author: Jorick S. Vink

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331909596X

Category: Science

Page: 268

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This book presents the status of research on very massive stars in the Universe. While it has been claimed that stars with over 100 solar masses existed in the very early Universe, recent studies have also discussed the existence and deaths of stars up to 300 solar masses in the local Universe. This represents a paradigm shift for the stellar upper-mass limit, which may have major implications far beyond the field of stellar physics. The book comprises 7 chapters, which describe this discipline and provide sufficient background and introductory content for graduate (PhD) students and researchers from different branches of astronomy to be able to enter this exciting new field of very massive stars.
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Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Donald D. Clayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226109534

Category: Science

Page: 612

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Donald D. Clayton's Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis remains the standard work on the subject, a popular textbook for students in astronomy and astrophysics and a rich sourcebook for researchers. The basic principles of physics as they apply to the origin and evolution of stars and physical processes of the stellar interior are thoroughly and systematically set out. Clayton's new preface, which includes commentary and selected references to the recent literature, reviews the most important research carried out since the book's original publication in 1968.
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An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Dina Prialnik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659376

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 9512

A lucid introductory textbook for undergraduate students in physics, astronomy, planetary science and applied mathematics taking a course on the physics of stars.
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Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 9450

In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.
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Einführung in die moderne Kosmologie

Author: Andrew Liddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527670920

Category: Science

Page: 217

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Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit. Die "Einführung in die Moderne Kosmologie" ist eine anschauliche und leicht verständliche Darstellung moderner kosmologischer Konzepte, die neben zahlreichen Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben auch Hinweise und Endergebnisse enthält, sodass das Erlernte sofort ausprobiert und kontrolliert werden kann. Das Buch ist klar eingeteilt und behandelt in sechs separaten Kapiteln Themen für Fortgeschrittene, darunter relativistische Kosmologie und Neutrino-Kosmologie. Die vorliegende Übersetzung der zweiten Auflage wurde wesentlich ergänzt und erweitert und umfasst neueste Beobachtungsergebnisse sowie zusätzliches Material zur empirischen Kosmologie und Strukturbildung.
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Physics, Formation and Evolution of Rotating Stars

Author: Andre Maeder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540769498

Category: Science

Page: 832

View: 9700

Rotation is ubiquitous at each step of stellar evolution, from star formation to the final stages, and it affects the course of evolution, the timescales and nucleosynthesis. Stellar rotation is also an essential prerequisite for the occurrence of Gamma-Ray Bursts. In this book the author thoroughly examines the basic mechanical and thermal effects of rotation, their influence on mass loss by stellar winds, the effects of differential rotation and its associated instabilities, the relation with magnetic fields and the evolution of the internal and surface rotation. Further, he discusses the numerous observational signatures of rotational effects obtained from spectroscopy and interferometric observations, as well as from chemical abundance determinations, helioseismology and asteroseismology, etc. On an introductory level, this book presents in a didactical way the basic concepts of stellar structure and evolution in "track 1" chapters. The other more specialized chapters form an advanced course on the graduate level and will further serve as a valuable reference work for professional astrophysicists.
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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics:

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348713

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 7598

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.
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Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Sean G. Ryan,Andrew J. Norton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521133203

Category: Nature

Page: 236

View: 6879

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

New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures Televis

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.
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Stellar Physics

Stellar Evolution and Stability

Author: G.S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540669876

Category: Science

Page: 383

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"Stellar Physics" is a rather unique book in the growing literature on star formation and evolution. Not only does the author, a leading expert in the field, give a very thorough description of the current knowledge about stellar physics, but he handles with equal care the many problems that this field of research still faces. A bibliography with well over 650 entries makes this book an unparalleled source of references. "Stellar Evolution and Stability" is the second volume and can be read, as can the first volume, as a largely independent work. It traces in great detail the evolution of the protostar towards the main sequence and beyond this to the last stage of stellar evolution, with the corresponding vast range from white dwarfs to the mighty supernovae explosions and blackhole formation. The book concludes with special chapters on the dynamical, thermal and pulsing stability of stars.
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Solar System Astrophysics

Background Science and the Inner Solar System

Author: Eugene F. Milone,William J.F. Wilson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461488486

Category: Science

Page: 335

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The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy. As in the first edition, this volume begins with a rigorous treatment of coordinate frames, basic positional astronomy, and the celestial mechanics of two and restricted three body system problems. Perturbations are treated in the same way, with clear step-by-step derivations. Then the Earth's gravitational potential field and the Earth-Moon system are discussed, and the exposition turns to radiation properties with a chapter on the Sun. The exposition of the physical properties of the Moon and the terrestrial planets are greatly expanded, with much new information highlighted on the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. All of the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its sister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, the equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell’s equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems. Together, the volumes form a comprehensive text for any university course that aims to deal with all aspects of solar and extra-solar planetary systems. They will appeal separately to the intellectually curious who would like to know how just how far our knowledge of the solar system has progressed in recent years.
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The Stars

Their Structure and Evolution

Author: Roger John Tayler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458856

Category: Science

Page: 241

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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.
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Active OB-stars

Laboratories for Stellar and Circumstellar Physics : Proceedings of a Conference Held at Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan, August 29-September 2, 2005

Author: Stanislav Stefl,Stanley Peter Owocki,Atsuo T. Okazaki

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: 9781583812297

Category: Science

Page: 573

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The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars

From Dust to Stars and Planets

Author: Norbert S. Schulz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642239269

Category: Science

Page: 518

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Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert Schulz’s unique book "From Dust to Stars" describes complex physical processes involved in the creation and early evolution of stars. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma–rays, with special reference towards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this field is pursued and new chapters are introduced on massive star formation, proto-planetary disks and observations of young exoplanets. Recent advances and contemporary research on the theory of star formation are explained, as are new observations, specifically from the three great observatories of the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory which all now operate at the same time and make high resolution space based observing in its prime. As indicated by the new title two new chapters have been included on proto-planetary disks and young exoplanets. Many more colour images illustrate attractive old and new topics that have evolved in recent years. The author gives updates in theory, fragmentation, dust, and circumstellar disks and emphasizes and strengthens the targeting of graduate students and young researchers, focusing more on computational approaches in this edition.
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