The Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy / Edition 1

The Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy / Edition 1

by Francesca Matteucci, F. Matteucci
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0792365526

ISBN-13: 9780792365525

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This volume provides a thorough discussion of the evolution of elemental abundances in the Galaxy taking into account both spatial and temporal variations. For the first time, and in much greater detail, the observed chemical abundances are interpreted in terms of formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Observational constraints like the gas and star formation rate

Overview

This volume provides a thorough discussion of the evolution of elemental abundances in the Galaxy taking into account both spatial and temporal variations. For the first time, and in much greater detail, the observed chemical abundances are interpreted in terms of formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Observational constraints like the gas and star formation rate distribution are guiding this interpretation.
Readers will find this monograph to be a unique research tool for expert scientists, graduate students, and everyone else who wants to get a deeper understanding of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way and galaxies in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792365525
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #253
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Observational Evidence for Chemical Evolution. 2. Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis. 3. The Stellar Birthrate. 4. Gas Flows. 5. Basic Equations of Chemical Evolution. 6. Formation and Evolution of the Milky Way. 7. Nucleochronology and the Age of the Galaxy. 8. The Milky Way and Other Spiral Galaxies.

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