Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Basic Equations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 3-7
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 9-18
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 19-23
    5. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 25-36
    6. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 37-46
    7. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 47-60
    8. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 61-71
    9. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 73-81
    10. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 83-85
  3. The Overall Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 89-92
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 93-103
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 105-119
  4. Properties of Stellar Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 123-125
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 127-138
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 139-150
    5. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, Achim Weiss
      Pages 151-161

About this book

Introduction

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.


Keywords

Models of Stellar Evolution Piston Model Rudolf Kippenhahn Book Stellar Dynamics Textbook Stellar Evolution explained Stellar Models explained Stellar Physics Textbook Stellar Structure explained

Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
    • 2
  • Achim Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Extraterrestrische PhysikMPI für Physik und AstrophysikGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30304-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30255-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30304-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
  • About this book