Stellar Structure and Evolution

ISBN: 978-3-540-58013-3 (Print) 978-3-642-61523-8 (Online)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  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 6-14

      Conservation of Momentum

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      Pages 15-18

      The Virial Theorem

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      Pages 19-26

      Conservation of Energy

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      Pages 27-35

      Transport of Energy by Radiation and Conduction

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      Pages 36-47

      Stability Against Local, Non-spherical Perturbations

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      Pages 48-55

      Transport of Energy by Convection

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      Pages 56-62

      The Chemical Composition

  3. The Overall Problem

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 64-67

      The Differential Equations of Stellar Evolution

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      Pages 68-76

      Boundary Conditions

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      Pages 77-84

      Numerical Procedure

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      Pages 85-99

      Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions

  4. Properties of Stellar Matter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

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      Pages 102-106

      The Ideal Gas with Radiation

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      Pages 107-117

      Ionization

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      Pages 118-128

      The Degenerate Electron Gas

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      Pages 129-136

      The Equation of State of Stellar Matter

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      Pages 137-145

      Opacity

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      Pages 146-172

      Nuclear Energy Production

  5. Simple Stellar Models

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      Pages 173-173

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      Pages 174-190

      Polytropic Gaseous Spheres

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      Pages 191-199

      Homology Relations

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