Life and Death of the Stars

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ISBN: 978-3-642-45383-0 (Print) 978-3-642-45384-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. A Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-13

      What Are the Stars?

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      Chapter

      Pages 15-23

      Stars in Their Youth

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      Chapter

      Pages 25-32

      White Dwarf Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 33-53

      The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 55-66

      Fermi–Dirac Distribution

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      Chapter

      Pages 67-78

      Quantum Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 79-94

      The Chandrasekhar Limit

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-100

      The Absurd Behaviour of Stars: Not All Stars will have Energy to Cool

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      Chapter

      Pages 101-107

      Guest Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 109-128

      Supernovae, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

    12. Back Matter

      Pages 129-136

  3. The Life History of Stars: A Modern Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

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      Chapter

      Pages 139-155

      To Burn or Not to Burn

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      Chapter

      Pages 157-170

      What Does the Future Hold for the Sun?

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      Chapter

      Pages 171-183

      Life History of Intermediate Mass Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 185-195

      Diamonds in the Sky

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      Chapter

      Pages 197-216

      Exploding Stars

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 217-225