Star Clusters: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 28. Lecture Notes 1998 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy / Edition 1

Star Clusters: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 28. Lecture Notes 1998 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy / Edition 1

by L. Labhardt, B.W. Carney, W.E. Harris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540676465

ISBN-13: 9783540676461

Pub. Date: 01/12/2001

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book on star clusters addresses students as well as researchers i n astrophysics. It contains two pedagogically written surveys which ma ke the book well suited for class work. B. Carney presents our current knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and probes of the galaxy's chronology. He also studies their chemical hist ory and what

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This book on star clusters addresses students as well as researchers i n astrophysics. It contains two pedagogically written surveys which ma ke the book well suited for class work. B. Carney presents our current knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and probes of the galaxy's chronology. He also studies their chemical hist ory and what they reveal about the complexity of stellar evolution. W. E. Harris studies globular cluster systems as subpopulations of one ga laxy's stars. He also addresses their role in deriving a mass profile for the Milky Way halo and what their luminosity distribution function tells us about the Hubble constant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540676461
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/12/2001
Series:
Saas-Fee Advanced Course Series, #28
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

From the contents:
Stellar Evolution in Globular Clusters: Fundamentals of Globular Cluster Stellar Evolution.- Unusual Features in the H-R Diagram.- RR Lyrae Variable Stars.- Stellar Populations.- Metallicities.- Elemental Abundance Ratios I and II.- Relative Ages of Globular Clusters.- Absolute Ages of Globular Clusters.- Globular Cluster Systems: The Milky Way System: A Global Perspective.- The Distance Scale.- The Milky Way System: Kinematics.- The Milky Way System: Dynamics and Halo Mass Profile.- The Milky Way System: The Luminosity Function and Mass Distribution.- An Overview of Other Galaxies: Basic Parameters.- The GCLF and the Hubble Constant.- Globular Cluster Formation: In Situ Models.- Formation: Mergers, Accretions, and Starbursts.- Appendix: An Introduction to Photometric Measurement.

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