Advances in Stellar Evolution: Proceedings of the workshop Stellar Ecology held in Marciana Marina, Elba, Italy 23-29 June, 1996 / Edition 1by Robert T. Rood, Courtesy Space Telescope Science Institue
An up-to-date and wide-ranging review of how our understanding of stellar evolution has advanced in recent years.See more details below
An up-to-date and wide-ranging review of how our understanding of stellar evolution has advanced in recent years.
Table of ContentsPart I. Fundamentals Of Stellar Evolution: From stellar evolution to tera-flops gravothermal dynamics of stellar systems; Why stars don't become red giants!; The last stars; Why stars become red giants; Some implications of refinements to the physics and chemistry of lower-mass stars; Globular-cluster luminosity and mass functions from HST data; Very low mass stars; Three steps on the age ladder; The stellar population in the galactic bulge; Tests of evolutionary sequences in solar metallicity stars; The relative ages of galactic globular clusters; A photometric study of NGC 458; Opisthodromism on the horizontal branch?; HST observations of high-density globular clusters; Globular-cluster color-magnitude diagrams with HST; The horizontal-branch morphology of the outer-halo globular cluster NGC 6229; Calcium abundances of blue horizontal branch stars in w Centauri; Part II, Variable Stars: The Cepheid instability strip in external galaxies; Theory and observation of Cepheid and LPVs in the Magellanic Clouds; RR Lyrae pulsational masses revisited; Pulstational models of young stars of intermediate mass; New light on RV Tau variables; Part III. AGB Stars and Planetary Nebulae: Hot bottom burning in asymptotic giant branch stars; Carbon burning in SAGB stars; Through the upper AGB towards a planetary; Time-dependent hydrodynamical models of circumstellar dust shells around carbon- and oxygen-rich AGB stars; Chemical abundances for a planetary nebulae sample located outside the solar circle; On the fate of born-again red giants; Part IV. White Dwarfs: Hyades cluster white dwarfs and the initial-final mass relation; The role of mixing and accretion on the chemical evolution of cool white dwarf atmospheres; Neutrino energy loss in stellar interiors; Part V. Binary Star Evolution: Binary stars below the turnoff in globular cluster color-magnitude diagrams; Evolution of novae, He novae and the final He shell flashes; Element diffusion in novae; White dwarf heating in response to radial and tangential accretion in close binaries; An analysis of long-term light curves of four nova-like variables; Binary degenerate dwarfs; Population synthesis for close binary stars; On the evolution of accreting white dwarfs with rotation-induced mixing; Low mass binary white dwarfs as progenitors of AM CVn variables and type Ia supernovae; Presupernovae evolution in massive binaries; Part VI. Stars In Galaxies: Stars in the galactic centre; The s-process in AGB stars; SN1987A; Supernova progenitor constraints from circumstellar interaction: type Ia; Supernova progenitor constraints from circumstellar interaction: type II; Chemical abundance constraints for the evolution of 10-30 solar mass stars; Mass function of the stars in the solar neighbourhood; Synthetic spectral indices for elliptical galaxies; The far-UV radiation from elliptical galaxies; Evolutionary synthesis of stellar population; Capabilities of HUBE, the Hopkins UV explorer; Other papers.
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