Advances in Stellar Evolution: Proceedings of the workshop Stellar Ecology held in Marciana Marina, Elba, Italy 23-29 June, 1996 / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521591843
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/1997
  • Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

From Stellar Evolution to Tera-Flops Gravothermal Dynamics of Stellar Systems 1
Why Stars Don't Become Red Giants - and Why They Do! 9
The Last Stars 11
Why Stars Become Red Giants 19
Some Implications of Refinements to the Physics and Chemistry of Lower-Mass Stars 22
Globular-Cluster Luminosity and Mass Functions from HST Data 30
Very Low Mass Stars: From Observations to Theory and Back 38
Three Steps on the Age Ladder 46
The Stellar Population in the Galactic Bulge 55
Tests of Evolutionary Sequences of Solar Metallicity Stars. HST Observations of the Bulge Globular Clusters NGC6528 and NGC6553 59
The Relative Ages of Galactic Globular Clusters: A Multi-Color Approach 65
A Photometric Study of NGC 458 70
Opisthodromism on the Horizontal Branch? 74
HST Observations of High-Density Globular Clusters 84
Globular-Cluster Color-Magnitude Diagrams with HST 92
The Horizontal-Branch Morphology of the Outer-Halo Globular Cluster NGC 6229 96
Calcium Abundances of Blue Horizontal Branch Stars in [omega] Centuri 100
The Cepheid Instability Strip in External Galaxies 105
Theory and Observation of Cepheids and LPVs in the Magellanic Clouds 112
RR Lyrae Pulsational Masses Revisited 117
Pulsational Models for Young Stars of Intermediate Mass 121
New Light on RV Tau Variables 126
Hot Bottom Burning in Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars 130
Carbon Burning in SAGB Stars 138
Through the Upper AGB Towards a Planetary: A Hydrodynamical Simulation 146
Time-dependent Hydrodynamical Models of Circumstellar Dust Shells around Carbon- and Oxygen-rich AGB Stars 154
Chemical Abundances for a Planetary Nebulae Sample Located Outside the Solar Circle 159
On the Fate of Born-Again Red Giants 163
Hyades Cluster White Dwarfs and the Initial-Final Mass Relation 169
The Role of Mixing and Accretion on the Chemical Evolution of Cool White Dwarf Atmospheres 177
Neutrino Energy Loss in Stellar Interiors 185
Binary Stars Below the Turnoff in Globular Cluster Color-Magnitude Diagrams 191
Evolution of Novae, He Novae and the Final He Shell Flashes 198
Element Diffusion in Novae 206
White Dwarf Heating in Response to Radial and Tangential Accretion in Close Binaries 213
An Analysis of Long-term Light Curves of Four Novalike Variables 225
Binary Degenerate Dwarfs: Theory and Observations 229
Population Synthesis for Close Binary Stars 237
On the Evolution of Accreting White Dwarfs with Rotation-Induced Mixing 245
Low Mass Binary White Dwarfs as Progenitors of AM CVn Variables and Type Ia Supernovae 253
Presupernova Evolution in Massive Binaries 261
Stars at the Galactic Center 269
The s-Process in AGB Stars: Its Operation and Theoretical Yields 273
SN1987A: How a Massive Star Makes Rings 286
Supernova Progenitor Constraints from Circumstellar Interaction: Type Ia 293
Supernova Progenitor Constraints from Circumstellar Interaction: Type II 297
Chemical Abundance Constraints for the Evolution of 10-30 M[actual symbol not reproducible] Stars 301
Mass Function of the Stars in the Solar Neighbourhood 307
Synthetic Spectral Indices for Elliptical Galaxies 315
The Far-Ultraviolet Radiation from Elliptical Galaxies 323
Evolutionary Synthesis of Stellar Population: A Modular Tool 332
Capabilities of HUBE, the Hopkins Ultraviolet Explorer 337
Other Papers 341
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