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Stellar Structure and Evolution : Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics - Erika Bohm-Vitense

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics : Book 3

Paperback Published: 16th March 1992
ISBN: 9780521348713
Number Of Pages: 285

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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.

Preface
Stellar magnitudes and stellar colors
Stellar spectra
Temperature estimates for stars
Basics about radiative transfer
Radiative transfer in stellar atmosphere
The depth dependence of the source function
The continuous absorption coefficient
The influence of the non-greyness of the absorption coefficient
The pressure stratification
Theory of line formation
The hydrogen lines
Spectrum analysis
Basics about non-local thermodynamics equilibrium
The hydrogen convection zone
Stellar chromospheres, transition layers, and coronae
Stellar winds
Problems
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521348713
ISBN-10: 0521348714
Series: Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 16th March 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.77  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54

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