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The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution : NATO Science Series C: - Charles J. Lada

The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution

NATO Science Series C:

By: Charles J. Lada (Editor), Nikolaos D. Kylafis (Editor)

Paperback Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780792313670
Number Of Pages: 746

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The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution is a collection of tutorial reviews which critically and systematically discuss the current state of knowledge concerning the entire scope of our understanding of the physics of star formation and early stellar evolution: from the origin of giant molecular clouds to the arrival of young stars on the zero age main sequence. The chapters are written at the graduate student level by an international group of twenty-one distinguished researchers, the emphasis being placed on fundamentals rather than recent results. This book provides a rigorous treatment of the basic empirical and theoretical foundations of modern star formation research. The authors have put together a unique reference book based on their own pioneering research in those fields. This book is intended for use as a primary or adjunct text for a graduate course on star formation and early stellar evolution or as a basic reference for the professional scientist interested in obtaining a background in this area of inquiry.

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It is therefore a book for researchers, but, perhaps more importantly, it is also a very good textbook, in the best sense of that word, for advance students in astrophysics.
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Physics of Giant Molecular Clouds: Origin, Structure, and Evolution
Star Forming Giant Molecular Clouds
The Origin and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds
Cosmic Magnetism and the Basic Physics of the Early Stages of Star Formation
The Physics of Star Formation
OB Associations and the Fossil Record of Star Formation
Physical Conditions and Heating/Cooling Processes in High Mass Star Formation Regions
Newly Formed Massive Stars
Masers and Star Formation
The Physical Conditions of Low Mass Star Forming Regions
The Formation of Low Mass Stars: Observations
The Formation of Low Mass Stars: Theory
Numerical Studies of Cloud Collapse
Binary Star Formation
Single-Stage Fragmentation and a Modern Theory of Star Formation
Physics of Early Stellar Evolution and Stellar Winds
Molecular Outflows: Observed Properties
Herbig-Haro Objects
The Physics of Disk Winds
Ionized Winds from Young Stellar Objects
The Physics of Neutral Winds from Low Mass Young Stellar Objects
Eposodic Phenomena in Early Stellar Evolution
Properties and Models of T Tauri Stars
The X-Ray and Radio Properties of Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars
Polarization of Light and Models of the Circumstellar Environment of Young Stellar Objects
Index
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ISBN: 9780792313670
ISBN-10: 0792313674
Series: NATO Science Series C:
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 746
Published: July 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.96
Weight (kg): 1.08

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