Stellar Interiors: Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution / Edition 2by Carl J. Hansen, Steven D Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
Pub. Date: 02/26/2004
Publisher: Springer New York
The?rsteditionofthistextappearedin1994.Shortlyafterthethirdprinting, our editor suggested that we attempt a second edition because new devel- mentsinstellarstructureandevolutionhadmadeouroriginalworkoutdated. We (the original authors, CJH and SDK) reluctantly agreed but with res- vations due to the e?ort involved. Our initial reluctance disappeared when we were able to convince (cajole, twist the arm of, etc.) our new coauth- colleague Virginia Trimble to join us. (Welcome Virginia!) We (i.e., all three of us) hope that you agree that the present edition is a great improvement compared to the 1994 e?ort. Our objectives in this edition are the same ones we set forth in 1994: Whatyouwill?ndisatextdesignedforourtargetaudience:thety- cal senior undergraduate or beginning graduate student in astronomy or astrophysics who wishes an overview of stellar structure and e- lution with just enough detail to understand the general picture. She or he can go on from there to more specialized texts or directly to the research literature depending on talent and interests. To this end, this text presents the basic physical principles without chasing all the (interesting!) details. For those of you familiar with the ?rst edition, you will ?nd that some things have not been changed substantially (F = ma is still F = ma), while othersde?nitelyhave.Forexample,Chapter2hasbeencompletelyrewritten.
Table of Contents1. Preliminaries; 2. An Overview of Stellar Evolution; 3. Equations of State; 4. Radiative and Conductive Heat Transfer, 5. heat Transfer by Convection; 6. Stellar Energy Sources; 7. Stellar Modeling; 8. Structure and Evolution of the Sun; 9. Structure and Evolution of White Dwarfs, Asteroseismology, Glossary, Physical and Astronomical Constants, Sample Computer Code.
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