Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies / Edition 2

Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies / Edition 2

by Bernard E. J. Pagel, B. E. J. Pagel
     
 

A lucid introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and an authoritative overview for researchers and professional scientists.See more details below

Overview

A lucid introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and an authoritative overview for researchers and professional scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521840309
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Pagel won the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in 1990, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992. He served as a member of the MNRAS editorial board from 1970-1984, and was Vice President of the RAS from 1973–1976.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Thermonuclear reactions; 3. Cosmic abundances of elements and isotopes; 4. Cosmological nucleosynthesis and abundances of light elements; 5. Outline of stellar structure and evolution; 6. Neutron capture processes; 7. Galactic chemical evolution: basic concepts and issues; 8. Some specific GCE models and related observational data; 9. Origin and evolution of light elements; 10. Radioactive cosmochronology; 11. Chemical evolution in other sorts of galaxies; 12. Cosmic chemical evolution and diffuse background radiation; Appendices; References; Index.

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