Stellar Interiors: Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution

Stellar Interiors: Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution

by Carl J. Hansen, Steven D Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
     
 

This text, updated and expanded from the first edition, is designed for beginning students of stellar physics, and introduces the fundamentals of stellar structure and evolution. In emphasizing the general picture of the life cycles of stars and the physics responsible, it also allows prospective specialists a taste of many of the detailed aspects of this mature… See more details below

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This text, updated and expanded from the first edition, is designed for beginning students of stellar physics, and introduces the fundamentals of stellar structure and evolution. In emphasizing the general picture of the life cycles of stars and the physics responsible, it also allows prospective specialists a taste of many of the detailed aspects of this mature discipline. The authors develop a solid foundation in important theory that is often overlooked in typical courses yet steer clear of extraneous intensive mathematics and physics.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This updated edition will be welcomed by the scientific community. … gives an excellent general introduction to the subject. …This book is especially suited for students in astrophysics and astronomy at the master level or starting a Ph.D. thesis, but also for post-graduate science students looking to enlarge their horizon." (Cyriel Wagemans, Physicalia, Vol. 57(3), 2005)

"This book is aimed at senior undergraduate or early graduate students in astronomy … . It provides a broad overview of the physical basics of stellar structure and evolution sufficient to whet the appetite of the student sufficiently … . Recommended, yes, but only for serious students of stellar physics, as light reading, or a pretty picture book, it is not." (Roger Feasey, Journal of the Auckland Astronomical Society AAS, February, 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461264972
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.09(d)

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