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The Internal Constitution of the Stars : Cambridge Science Classics - Arthur S. Eddington

The Internal Constitution of the Stars

Cambridge Science Classics

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Published: 28th March 1988
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The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present understanding of the subject. The influence of the book is indicated by the remark by H. N. Russell in 1945: 'This volume has every claim to be regarded as a masterpiece of the first rank'.

'If you are interested in historical excursion and don't mind a little physics and calculus, Internal Constitution will be well worth your effort, due to Eddington's eloquent and flowing style.' American Association of Variable Star Observers

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Survey of the Problemp. 1
Thermodynamics of Radiationp. 27
Quantum Theoryp. 44
Polytropic Gas Spheresp. 79
Radiative Equilibriump. 97
Solution of the Equationsp. 114
The Mass-Luminosity Relationp. 145
Variable Starsp. 180
The Coefficient of Opacityp. 216
Ionisation, Diffusion, Rotationp. 250
The Source of Stellar Energyp. 289
The Outside of a Starp. 321
Diffuse Matter in Spacep. 371
Appendix
Physical and Astronomical Constantsp. 395
Referencesp. 397
Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9780521337083
ISBN-10: 0521337089
Series: Cambridge Science Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 28th March 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.39  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.69