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The Physics of Stars, Second Edition provides a concise, self-contained account of how key aspects of stellar structure, evolution and nucleosynthesis can be understood in terms of fundamental physics. Beginning with an introduction to astrophysical concepts using elementary physics, the book progresses to consider stellar properties in terms of more advanced physical ideas all of which are carefully explained before they are applied. The result is a balanced presentation of both fundamental physics and ...
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The Physics of Stars

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Overview

The Physics of Stars, Second Edition provides a concise, self-contained account of how key aspects of stellar structure, evolution and nucleosynthesis can be understood in terms of fundamental physics. Beginning with an introduction to astrophysical concepts using elementary physics, the book progresses to consider stellar properties in terms of more advanced physical ideas all of which are carefully explained before they are applied. The result is a balanced presentation of both fundamental physics and astrophysics. A major strength of the book is that the author does not evade challenging concepts, but carefully explains them, enabling the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the theory.
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Phillips, a sympathetic lecturer in undergraduate astrophysics at the U. of Manchester, begins with an introduction to astrophysical concepts using elementary physics, then considers stellar properties in terms of more advanced physical ideas<-->all of which are carefully explained before they are applied. This second edition extends the discussion of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, adds a chapter on helioseismology, and increases the number of end-of- chapter problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118723272
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/5/2013
  • Series: Manchester Physics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Editors' preface to the Manchester Physics Series
Author's preface
Author's preface to the second edition
1 Basic Concepts in Astrophysics
2 Properties of Matter and Radiation
3 Heat Transfer in Stars
4 Thermonuclear Fusion in Stars
5 Stellar Structure
6 The Endpoints of Stellar Evolution
7 Helioseismology
Hints to Selected Problems
Bibliography
Index
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