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RR Lyrae Stars : Cambridge Astrophysics - Horace A. Smith

RR Lyrae Stars

Cambridge Astrophysics

By: Horace A. Smith, Andrew King (Editor), Douglas Lin (Editor), Stephen Maran (Contribution by), Jim Pringle (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 11th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521548175
Number Of Pages: 168

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This is a comprehensive account of RR Lyrae stars, and traces the story from their initial discovery a century ago, through to their present status. This book reviews our current understanding of RR Lyrae stars. It is a unique explanation of the multiple applications of these variable stars for a range of astrophysical problems. Horace A. Smith describes the use of RR Lyrae stars as probes of old stellar populations, both in the Milky Way and other galaxies, and as an outstanding testing ground for stellar evolution and pulsation theories. He stresses the significance of variable stars for our ultimate understanding of the history and scale of the Milky Way and nearer extragalactic systems. For advanced students and researchers of astronomy, this is a definitive account of the modern theories surrounding RR Lyrae stars.

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'...a unique explanation of the multiple applications of these variable starts for a range of astrophysical problems. ...For advanced students and researchers of astronomy, this is a definitive account of the modern theories surrounding RR Lyrae stars.' American Association of Variable Star Observers Bookstore
"...a unique explanation of the multiple applications of these variable stars for a range of astrophysical problems...For advanced students and researchers of astronomy, this is a definitive account of the modern theories surrounding RR Lyrae stars." --AAVSO Bookstore

Preface
Introduction
The absolute magnitude of the RR Lyrae stars
RR Lyrae stars in globular clusters
RR Lyrae stars of the galactic field
Period changes, the Blanzhko effect, and the double mode pulsation
RR Lyrae stars beyond the Milky Way
Glossary of symbols
Short list of journal abbreviations
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521548175
ISBN-10: 0521548179
Series: Cambridge Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 11th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.31

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