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Stellar Interiors

Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution

  • Carl J. Hansen
  • Steven D. Kawaler
  • Virginia Trimble

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 1-42
  3. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 43-144
  4. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 145-191
  5. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 193-239
  6. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 241-269
  7. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 271-327
  8. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 329-378
  9. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 379-430
  10. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 431-465
  11. Carl J. Hansen, Steven D. Kawaler, Virginia Trimble
    Pages 467-496
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 497-527

About this book

Introduction

This text, updated and expanded from the first edition, is designed for beginning students of stellar physics, and introduces the fundamentals of stellar structure and evolution. In emphasizing the general picture of the life cycles of stars and the physics responsible, it also allows prospective specialists a taste of many of the detailed aspects of this mature discipline. The authors develop a solid foundation in important theory that is often overlooked in typical courses yet steer clear of extraneous intensive mathematics and physics.
Topics include:
*The life stories of stars explained by observation and theory
*Equations of state of stellar material
*Basic radiative transfer and stellar spectra
*Stellar energy sources and nucleosynthesis
*Phenomenological approaches to convection
*Numerical techniques for computation of stellar evolution
Keeping pace with recent developments, the authors incorporate important elements such as asteroseismology, and the effects of rotation and magnetic fields.
This edition contains an extensive set of exercises that supplement and expand on the text.
About the authors:
Carl Hansen is Professor Emeritus of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and Fellow Adjoint of JILA, at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Steve Kawaler is Professor of Astrophysics at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Virginia Trimble is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Irvine, and Visiting Professor of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Keywords

Evolution Stellar Structure asteroseismology helioseismology stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • Carl J. Hansen
    • 1
  • Steven D. Kawaler
    • 2
  • Virginia Trimble
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Astrophysics and Planetary SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Physics and AstronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Department of AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9110-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6497-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9110-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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