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Stellar Collapse : Astrophysics and Space Science Library - Chris L. Fryer

Stellar Collapse

Astrophysics and Space Science Library

By: Chris L. Fryer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2004
ISBN: 9781402019920
Number Of Pages: 406

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Supernovae, hypernovae and gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic explosions in the universe. The light from these outbursts is, for a brief time, comparable to billions of stars and can outshine the host galaxy within which the explosions reside. Most of the heavy elements in the universe are formed within these energetic explosions. Surprisingly enough, the collapse of massive stars is the primary source of not just one, but all three of these explosions.
As all of these explosions arise from stellar collapse, to understand one requires an understanding of the others. Stellar Collapse marks the first book to combine discussions of all three phenomena, focusing on the similarities and differences between them. Designed for graduate students and scientists newly entering this field, this book provides a review not only of these explosions, but the detailed physical models used to explain them from the numerical techniques used to model neutrino transport and gamma-ray transport to the detailed nuclear physics behind the evolution of the collapse to the observations that have led to these three classes of explosions.

Core-collapse supernovae
Introductionp. 3
Massive star evolutionp. 5
Review on the observed and physical properties of core collapse supernovaep. 39
Explosion mechanisms of massive starsp. 65
Neutrino transport in core collapse supernovaep. 100
Neutrino-matter interaction rates in supernovaep. 133
Protoneutron star windsp. 175
Asymmetries in collapse, beyond the basic supernova mechanism
Introductionp. 205
Radioactive decay in core-collapse supernovaep. 207
Asymmetric supernova explosionsp. 237
Magnetic fields in supernovaep. 259
Hypernovae and other black-hole-forming supernovaep. 277
Collapsarsp. 327
Gamma-ray bursts from supernovaep. 357
Stellar collapse and gravitational wavesp. 373
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ISBN: 9781402019920
ISBN-10: 1402019920
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.93

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