Stellar Structure and Evolution

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ISBN: 978-3-642-30255-8 (Print) 978-3-642-30304-3 (Online)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. The Basic Equations

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      Pages 1-1

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      Coordinates, Mass Distribution, and Gravitational Field in Spherical Stars

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      Pages 9-18

      Conservation of Momentum

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      Pages 19-23

      The Virial Theorem

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      Pages 25-36

      Conservation of Energy

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      Pages 37-46

      Transport of Energy by Radiation and Conduction

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      Pages 47-60

      Stability Against Local, Non-spherical Perturbations

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      Pages 61-71

      Transport of Energy by Convection

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      Pages 73-81

      The Chemical Composition

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      Pages 83-85

      Mass Loss

  3. The Overall Problem

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      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-92

      The Differential Equations of Stellar Evolution

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      Pages 93-103

      Boundary Conditions

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      Pages 105-119

      Numerical Procedure

  4. Properties of Stellar Matter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-125

      The Perfect Gas with Radiation

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      Pages 127-138

      Ionization

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      Pages 139-150

      The Degenerate Electron Gas

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      Pages 151-161

      The Equation of State of Stellar Matter

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      Pages 163-174

      Opacity

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      Pages 175-209

      Nuclear Energy Production

  5. Simple Stellar Models

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      Pages 211-211

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      Pages 213-231

      Polytropic Gaseous Spheres

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      Pages 233-242

      Homology Relations

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