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作者 Prialnik, Dina
書名 An introduction to the theory of stellar structure and evolution / Dina Prialnik
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
國際標準書號 9780521866040 (hardback)
0521866049 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 天文所圖書室  QB808 .P75 2010    在架上    30370100028068
 天文所圖書室  QB808 .P75 2010  c.2 c.2  在架上    30370100028050
版本 2nd ed
說明 xv, 314 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
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"--Provided by publisher
"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"--Provided by publisher
主題 Stars -- Structure
Stars -- Evolution
Sternaufbau. swd
Sternentwicklung. swd
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