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
Pub. Date: 06/26/1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This timely volume presents the review articles from an international meeting in Elba, Italy, that discuss our understanding of how stellar evolution has advanced. Topics covered include fundamentals of stellar evolution, star clusters, variable stars, asymptotic giant branch stars, degenerate stars, the evolution of binary stars, and chemical and galactic evolution. Throughout, the volume compares theory and observation and emphasizes the critical role stars have on our understanding of how galaxies evolve.
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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