Stellar Structure and Evolution

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn,Alfred Weigert,Achim Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642303048

Category: Science

Page: 606

View: 7928

This long-awaited second edition of the classical textbook on Stellar Structure and Evolution by Kippenhahn and Weigert is a thoroughly revised version of the original text. Taking into account modern observational constraints as well as additional physical effects such as mass loss and diffusion, Achim Weiss and Rudolf Kippenhahn have succeeded in bringing the book up to the state-of-the-art with respect to both the presentation of stellar physics and the presentation and interpretation of current sophisticated stellar models. The well-received and proven pedagogical approach of the first edition has been retained. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters. The models developed to explain the stability, dynamics and evolution of the stars are presented and great care is taken to detail the various stages in a star’s life. Just as the first edition, which remained a standard work for more than 20 years after its first publication, the second edition will be of lasting value not only for students but also for active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics.

Stellar Interiors

Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution

Author: Carl J. Hansen,Steven D Kawaler,Virginia Trimble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441991107

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 4106

The?rsteditionofthistextappearedin1994.Shortlyafterthethirdprinting, our editor suggested that we attempt a second edition because new devel- mentsinstellarstructureandevolutionhadmadeouroriginalworkoutdated. We (the original authors, CJH and SDK) reluctantly agreed but with res- vations due to the e?ort involved. Our initial reluctance disappeared when we were able to convince (cajole, twist the arm of, etc.) our new coauth- colleague Virginia Trimble to join us. (Welcome Virginia!) We (i.e., all three of us) hope that you agree that the present edition is a great improvement compared to the 1994 e?ort. Our objectives in this edition are the same ones we set forth in 1994: Whatyouwill?ndisatextdesignedforourtargetaudience:thety- cal senior undergraduate or beginning graduate student in astronomy or astrophysics who wishes an overview of stellar structure and e- lution with just enough detail to understand the general picture. She or he can go on from there to more specialized texts or directly to the research literature depending on talent and interests. To this end, this text presents the basic physical principles without chasing all the (interesting!) details. For those of you familiar with the ?rst edition, you will ?nd that some things have not been changed substantially (F = ma is still F = ma), while othersde?nitelyhave.Forexample,Chapter2hasbeencompletelyrewritten.


Eine Einführung

Author: Hannu Karttunen,Pekka Kröger,Heikki Oja,Markku Poutanen,Karl J. Donner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642841376

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 894

Astronomie gibt eine ausgezeichnete, reich illustrierte Darstellung aller klassischen und modernen Teilgebiete dieser Wissenschaft. Dabei wird ebenso großer Wert auf die faszinierenden Beobachtungsergebnisse und die zugrundeliegenden physikalischen Vorgänge gelegt. Das Buch eignet sich damit gleichermaßen als Begleiter zur Astronomie-Vorlesung wie als Fundgrube und Nachschlagewerk für jede(n) Astronomiebegeisterte(n). "... ein so modernes Buch, wie es kaum ein einzelner Autor vorlegen könnte." #Sterne und Weltraum (2/89)(zur englischen Ausgabe)#1

Very Massive Stars in the Local Universe

Author: Jorick S. Vink

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331909596X

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 6160

This book presents the status of research on very massive stars in the Universe. While it has been claimed that stars with over 100 solar masses existed in the very early Universe, recent studies have also discussed the existence and deaths of stars up to 300 solar masses in the local Universe. This represents a paradigm shift for the stellar upper-mass limit, which may have major implications far beyond the field of stellar physics. The book comprises 7 chapters, which describe this discipline and provide sufficient background and introductory content for graduate (PhD) students and researchers from different branches of astronomy to be able to enter this exciting new field of very massive stars.

Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Donald D. Clayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226109534

Category: Science

Page: 612

View: 9383

Donald D. Clayton's Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis remains the standard work on the subject, a popular textbook for students in astronomy and astrophysics and a rich sourcebook for researchers. The basic principles of physics as they apply to the origin and evolution of stars and physical processes of the stellar interior are thoroughly and systematically set out. Clayton's new preface, which includes commentary and selected references to the recent literature, reviews the most important research carried out since the book's original publication in 1968.

Physics, Formation and Evolution of Rotating Stars

Author: Andre Maeder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540769498

Category: Science

Page: 832

View: 9898

Rotation is ubiquitous at each step of stellar evolution, from star formation to the final stages, and it affects the course of evolution, the timescales and nucleosynthesis. Stellar rotation is also an essential prerequisite for the occurrence of Gamma-Ray Bursts. In this book the author thoroughly examines the basic mechanical and thermal effects of rotation, their influence on mass loss by stellar winds, the effects of differential rotation and its associated instabilities, the relation with magnetic fields and the evolution of the internal and surface rotation. Further, he discusses the numerous observational signatures of rotational effects obtained from spectroscopy and interferometric observations, as well as from chemical abundance determinations, helioseismology and asteroseismology, etc. On an introductory level, this book presents in a didactical way the basic concepts of stellar structure and evolution in "track 1" chapters. The other more specialized chapters form an advanced course on the graduate level and will further serve as a valuable reference work for professional astrophysicists.

Stellar Physics

Stellar Evolution and Stability

Author: G.S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540669876

Category: Science

Page: 383

View: 6027

"Stellar Physics" is a rather unique book in the growing literature on star formation and evolution. Not only does the author, a leading expert in the field, give a very thorough description of the current knowledge about stellar physics, but he handles with equal care the many problems that this field of research still faces. A bibliography with well over 650 entries makes this book an unparalleled source of references. "Stellar Evolution and Stability" is the second volume and can be read, as can the first volume, as a largely independent work. It traces in great detail the evolution of the protostar towards the main sequence and beyond this to the last stage of stellar evolution, with the corresponding vast range from white dwarfs to the mighty supernovae explosions and blackhole formation. The book concludes with special chapters on the dynamical, thermal and pulsing stability of stars.

Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures Televis

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 8922

pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Der neue Kosmos

Author: A. Unsöld,B. Baschek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662065339

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 4396


Active OB-stars

Laboratories for Stellar and Circumstellar Physics : Proceedings of a Conference Held at Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan, August 29-September 2, 2005

Author: Stanislav Stefl,Stanley Peter Owocki,Atsuo T. Okazaki

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: 9781583812297

Category: Science

Page: 573

View: 7326


Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics:

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348713

Category: Science

Page: 285

View: 1848

This book is the final one in a series of three texts which together provide a modern, complete and authoritative account of our present knowledge of the stars. It discusses the internal structure and the evolution of stars, and is completely self-contained. There is an emphasis on the basic physics governing stellar structure and the basic ideas on which our understanding of stellar structure is based. The book also provides a comprehensive discussion of stellar evolution. Careful comparison is made between theory and observation, and the author has thus provided a lucid and balanced introductory text for the student. As for volumes 1 and 2, volume 3 is self-contained and can be used as an independent textbook. The author has not only taught but has also published many original papers in this subject. Her clear and readable style should make this text a first choice for undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking courses in astronomy and particularly in stellar astrophysics.

The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars

From Dust to Stars and Planets

Author: Norbert S. Schulz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642239269

Category: Science

Page: 518

View: 2563

Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert Schulz’s unique book "From Dust to Stars" describes complex physical processes involved in the creation and early evolution of stars. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma–rays, with special reference towards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this field is pursued and new chapters are introduced on massive star formation, proto-planetary disks and observations of young exoplanets. Recent advances and contemporary research on the theory of star formation are explained, as are new observations, specifically from the three great observatories of the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory which all now operate at the same time and make high resolution space based observing in its prime. As indicated by the new title two new chapters have been included on proto-planetary disks and young exoplanets. Many more colour images illustrate attractive old and new topics that have evolved in recent years. The author gives updates in theory, fragmentation, dust, and circumstellar disks and emphasizes and strengthens the targeting of graduate students and young researchers, focusing more on computational approaches in this edition.

The Stars

Their Structure and Evolution

Author: Roger John Tayler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458856

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 1173

This textbook gives a clear account of the manner in which knowledge in many branches of physics, such as gravitation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, can be combined to gain an understanding of the structure and evolution of stars. A major aim is to present the subject as one in which advances are still being made. The first half is an account of the observational properties of stars and a discussion of the equations that govern their structure. The second part discusses recent theoretical work on stellar evolution. The successes of the theory are stressed, but attention is also drawn to phenomena that are not completely understood. This is a new edition of a widely-used textbook first published in 1970. New topics include mass loss from stars and close binary stars.

Space Plasma Physics

School of Space Plasma Physics

Author: Ivan Zhelyazkov

Publisher: American Inst. of Physics

ISBN: 9780735406568

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 6140

The conference topics include gas-dynamical and numerical modeling/simulations of accreation disks in close binaries, heating and friction mechanisms of accreation disks, impact of large-scale magnetic fields on stellar structure and evolution, radial brightness profiles of spiral galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei and more specifically the plasma conditions around supermassive black holes, as well as non-equilibrium oscillating neutrinos in the early Universe plasma. Several principal themes motivate the efforts of Conference participants: observations and analysis of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models and numerical simulations of CMEs, MHD waves and spectral line non-thermal broadening in the solar corona, transverse oscillations of coronal magnetic loops, parametrically unstable Alfvén-cyclotron waves and wave-particle interactions in the solar corona and solar wind, new insights on geomagnetic storms from oberservations and modeling, the relationship between solar wind characteristics and geomagnetic activity Rossby waves in rotating magnetized fluids, and the framework and current developments of the Earth-Moon-Mars radiation environment module. The reported results on accreation disks, coronal mass ejections, and geomagnetic storms are rather new ones.

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 4395

In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.