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Advanced Stellar Astrophysics - William K. Rose

Advanced Stellar Astrophysics

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521581882
Number Of Pages: 496

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In the past two decades, scientists have made remarkable progress in understanding stars. This graduate-level textbook provides a systematic, self-contained and lucid introduction to the physical processes and fundamental equations underlying all aspects of stellar astrophysics. The timely volume provides authoritative astronomical discussions as well as rigorous mathematical derivations and illuminating explanations of the physical concepts involved. In addition to traditional topics such as stellar interiors and atmospheres, the reader is introduced to stellar winds, mass accretion, nuclear astrophysics, weak interactions, novae, supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars and black holes. A concise introduction to general relativity is also included. At the end of each chapter, exercises and helpful hints are provided to test and develop the understanding of the student. As the first advanced textbook on stellar astrophysics for nearly three decades, this long-awaited volume provides a thorough introduction for graduate students and an up-to-date review for researchers.

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"...this book is the first in several years and brings the reader up to date with the significant experimental findings and theoretical developments that have come about in recent years... provides a good insight into the current theories to match the observations in areas like stellar winds, mass accretion, nuclear astrophysics, weak interactions, novae, supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes and more." Publisher Review

Star formation and stellar evolution: an overview
Introduction to the physics of stellar interiors and the equations of stellar structure
Statistical physics
Absorption processes
Stellar atmospheres, convective envelopes and stellar winds
Thermonuclear reactions and nucleosynthesis
Weak interactions in stellar interiors
Stellar stability and hydrodynamics
Binary stars, mass accretion, stellar rotation and meridional circulation
Stellar magnetic fields
White dwarfs, novae and supernovae
General relativity
Neutron stars and black holes
physical and astronomical constants
further comments on the Dirac equation
mathematical appendix
polytropes and the isothermal gas sphere
solutions to selected problems
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ISBN: 9780521581882
ISBN-10: 0521581885
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 13th January 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.98

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