Supernovae

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This book offers an authoritative collection of papers incorporating the latest results and understanding about supernovae, including SN1987A. There are several chapters reviewing all the radio through infrared, visible, and ultraviolet to X-rays and gamma-rays but also neutrinos. Other chapters deal with the classification of supernovae, depending on their spectra and light curves. Three chapters treat supernovae theory, including a novel idea of a 'fractal' burning front and another on the behavior of neutron ...

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Overview

This book offers an authoritative collection of papers incorporating the latest results and understanding about supernovae, including SN1987A. There are several chapters reviewing all the radio through infrared, visible, and ultraviolet to X-rays and gamma-rays but also neutrinos. Other chapters deal with the classification of supernovae, depending on their spectra and light curves. Three chapters treat supernovae theory, including a novel idea of a 'fractal' burning front and another on the behavior of neutron stars. This thorough review of supernovae observations and theory will appeal to observers as well as theorists in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Handsome little book provides graduate students and others with a balanced review of the present state of observational and theoretical knowledge concerning supernovae. The spectacular and immensely informative event 1987A receives frequent mention, but the careful editorial effort has been to treat the generality of the subject. Ten chapters by diverse expert authors. (NW) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461279518
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Classification of Supernovae.- 1.1. Introduction.- 1.2. Observed Time Dependence.- 1.3. Theory.- 1.4. SN 1987K.- 1.5. Conclusions.- References.- 2 Spectra of Supernovae.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.2. Historical Overview.- 2.3. Individual Supernovae: Spectral Types and Bibliography.- 2.4. Spectrum Formation.- 2.5. Spectral Types Ia, Ib, and II.- 2.6. Toward Quantitative Spectroscopy.- References.- 3 Supernova Light Curves.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Light Curves of Type IA Supernovae.- 3.3. The Light Curves of SN Ib.- 3.4. The Cosmological Uses of SN Ia.- 3.5. Light Curves for SN II.- 3.6. Cosmology and SN II.- References.- 4 Radio Supernovae.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Radio Emission from SN 1970G.- 4.3. Further Radio Detections of Type II Supernovae.- 4.4. Radio Detection of Type I Supernovae.- 4.5. Supernovae Discovered by Their Radio Emission.- 4.6. Intermediate Age Radio Supernovae.- 4.7. Very Early Radio Emission from SN 1987A.- 4.8. Summary of Radio Supernovae.- 4.9. Models for the Supernova Radio Emission.- 4.10. Conclusion.- References.- 5 Interaction of Supernovae with Circumstellar Matter.- 5.1. Introduction.- 5.2. Circumstellar Environments.- 5.3. Hydrodynamic Interaction.- 5.4. Radiative Interaction.- 5.5. Summary and Future Prospects.- References.- 6 Gamma-Rays and X-Rays from Supernovae.- 6.1. Introduction.- 6.2. Prompt Emission, Radiation from Interaction with a Wind, and Very High-Energy Radiation.- 6.3. Gamma-Rays and X-Rays due to Radioactive Decay.- 6.4. SN 1987A.- 6.5. Concluding Remarks.- References.- 7 Neutrinos from Supernovae.- 7.1. Introduction.- 7.2. A Short History of Supernova Neutrino Theory.- 7.3. The Neutrino Signature of Core Collapse Supernovae.- 7.4. The Neutrinos from SN 1987A.- Appendix: Detectors.- References.- 8 Type I Supernovae: Carbon Deflagration and Detonation.- 8.1. Introduction.- 8.2. The Pre-Explosive Evolution.- 8.3. Some General Considerations.- 8.4. Carbon Deflagration.- 8.5. Carbon Detonation.- 8.6. Type Ib Supernovae.- 8.7. Type I21 Supernovae.- 8.8. Conclusions.- References.- 9 Supernovae: The Direct Mechanism and the Equation of State.- 9.1. Introduction.- 9.2. Gravitational Collapse.- 9.3. Subsaturation Density Equation of State.- 9.4. Suprasaturation Density Equation of State.- 9.5. Numerical Results.- 9.6. Rotation.- 9.7. Discussion.- References.- 10 Neutrino Heating Supernovae.- 10.1. Introduction.- 10.2. Brief Review of Numerical Work.- 10.3. Collapse-Driven Supernova.- 10.4. Calculational Neutrino Spectra and Luminosity from Collapsed Stellar Cores.- 10.5. The Neutrino Heating Mechanism for Supernova Explosions: A Critique.- References.

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