The Internal Constitution of the Stars

The Internal Constitution of the Stars

by Arthur S. Eddington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521337089

ISBN-13: 9780521337083

Pub. Date: 01/28/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present

Overview

The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present understanding of the subject. The influence of the book is indicated by the remark by H. N. Russell in 1945: 'This volume has every claim to be regarded as a masterpiece of the first rank'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521337083
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Series:
Cambridge Science Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. Survey of the problem; 2. Thermodynamics of radiation; 3. Quantum theory; 4. Polytropic gas spheres; 5. Radiative equilibrium; 6. Solution of the equations; 7. The mass-luminosity relation; 8. Variable stars; 9. The coefficient of opacity; 10. Ionisation, diffusion, rotation; 11. The source of stellar energy; 12. The outside of a star; 13. Diffuse matter in space; Appendixes; Index.

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