An Introduction To The Theory Of Stellar Structure And Evolution by Dina Prialnik

Full Title: An Introduction To The Theory Of Stellar Structure And Evolution
Author/Editor(s): Dina Prialnik
ISBN: 0521866049, 9780521866040
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2010
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations included, 26 cm
LCCN: 2009034267
Edition: 2nd Edition [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 314 (xv, 314 pages)
Categories:
Stars > Structure
Stars > Evolution


Content:
Observational background and basic assumptions
The equations of stellar evolution
Elementary physics of gas and radiation in stellar interiors
Nuclear processes that take place in stars
Equilibrium stellar configurations
simple models
The stability of stars
The evolution of stars
a schematic picture
Mass loss from stars
The evolution of stars
a detailed picture
Exotic stars : supernovae, pulsars and black holes
Interacting binary stars
The stellar life cycle.
"Using fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution can predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This textbook is a stimulating introduction for undergraduates in astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. It uniquely emphasizes the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution. This second edition contains two new chapters on mass loss from stars and interacting binary stars, and new exercises. Clear and methodical, it explains the processes in simple terms, while maintaining mathematical rigor. Starting from general principles, this textbook leads students step-by-step to a global, comprehensive understanding of the subject. Fifty exercises and full solutions allow students to test their understanding. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required, and only a basic background in physics and mathematics is necessary"
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"Stellar evolution calculations have made great progress in recent years, following the rapid development of computational means: increasingly faster CPUs and greater memory volumes. Nevertheless, I have made use of new results only when they provide better illustration for points raised in text. For themost part, old results are still valid and this long-term validity is worth emphasizing; the theory of stellar structure and evolution, with all its complexity, is a well-established physical theory. The text was"
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Electronic Resources:
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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V38.302741-1-2099128
Other ID: GBA991077(NBN);351329795(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: QB808 .P75 2010
Dewey Decimal: 523.8/8
Released Date: 20100415

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APA Style:
Prialnik, D. (2010). An Introduction To The Theory Of Stellar Structure And Evolution. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Prialnik, Dina. An Introduction To The Theory Of Stellar Structure And Evolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

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