Understanding Variable Stars

Understanding Variable Stars

by John R. Percy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1107403707

ISBN-13: 9781107403703

Pub. Date: 10/27/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Variable stars are those that change brightness. They come in many varieties, but each one provides important information about the star: its properties, its internal structure, and its evolution. This book provides a concise overview of variable stars, including a historical perspective, an introduction to stars in general, the techniques for discovering and

Overview

Variable stars are those that change brightness. They come in many varieties, but each one provides important information about the star: its properties, its internal structure, and its evolution. This book provides a concise overview of variable stars, including a historical perspective, an introduction to stars in general, the techniques for discovering and studying variable stars, and a description of the main types of variable stars. Intended for anyone with some background knowledge of astronomy, it is especially suitable for undergraduate students and experienced amateur astronomers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107403703
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Stars in general; 3. Rotating variable stars; 4. Eclipsing variable stars; 5. Pulsating variable stars; 6. Cataclysmic variable stars; 7. Young variable stars; 8. Miscellaneous variable stars; 9. Applications of variable stars; 10. Epilogue; Appendices.

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