The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems / Edition 1

The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems / Edition 1

by Charles J. Lada
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792359097

ISBN-13: 9780792359098

Pub. Date: 07/31/1999

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems is a collection of tutorial reviews that critically and systematically discuss the current state of our knowledge of star formation and early stellar evolution, from the genesis of giant molecular clouds to the birth of young stars and their surrounding planetary systems.
The chapters are written at the graduate

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Overview

The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems is a collection of tutorial reviews that critically and systematically discuss the current state of our knowledge of star formation and early stellar evolution, from the genesis of giant molecular clouds to the birth of young stars and their surrounding planetary systems.
The chapters are written at the graduate student level by a group of twenty internationally distinguished scientists. The emphasis is on fundamentals rather than recent research results. The book thus provides a rigorous treatment of the basic empirical and theoretical foundations of modern star formation research. The book is a unique reference, based on the authors' own pioneering research.
Readership: Primary or supplementary text for graduate courses on star formation. Basic reference for professional scientists needing a solid background in the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792359098
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
07/31/1999
Series:
Nato Science Series C: (closed), #540
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages:
718
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Participants
Molecular Clouds
The Dynamical Structure and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds
Physical Conditions in Nearby Molecular Clouds
Models and Observations of the Chemistry Near Young Stellar Objects
The Formation of Low Mass Stars: An Observational Overview
Low-Mass Star Formation: Theory
Bipolar Molecular Outflows
Herbig-Haro Flows
Magnetic Fields and Star Formation: A Theory Reaching Adulthood
The Nature of Young Solar-Type Stars
The Evolution of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars
OB Associations
The Role of Embedded Clusters in Star Formation
Multiple Stellar Systems: From Binaries to Clusters
Massive Star Formation
Masers in Star-Forming Regions
Circumstellar Disks
Accretion Disks and Eruptive Phenomena
The Formation of Planets
Extrasolar Planets: Techniques, Results, and the Future

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