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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 238) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Symbols; Numerical values; 1. Introduction; 2. Observational properties of stars; 3. The equations of stellar structure; 4. The physics of stellar interiors; 5. The structure of main sequence evolution; 6. Early post-main-sequence evolution and the ages of star clusters; 7. Mass loss from stars; 8. Close binary stars; 9. Advanced evolutionary phases; 10. The final stages of stellar evolution: white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; 11. Concluding remarks; Appendices; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521458856
Author:
Tayler, Roger J.
Author:
Taylor, Roger J.
Author:
Tayler, Roger John
Author:
Tayler, R. J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Stars -- Structure.
Subject:
Stars -- Evolution.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Estrelas
Subject:
Astronomy-Handbooks and Guides
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
92-4024B
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.69x6.86x.52 in. 1.15 lbs.

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