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Theoretical Astrophysics

Volume 2. Stars and Stellar Systems

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  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521562416

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  • This second volume of a comprehensive three-volume work on theoretical astrophysics deals with stellar physics. After reviewing the key observational results and nomenclature used in stellar astronomy, the book develops a solid understanding of central concepts including stellar structure and evolution, the physics of stellar remnants, pulsars, binary stars, the sun and planetary systems, interstellar medium and globular clusters. Throughout, the reader's comprehension is developed and tested with more than seventy-five exercises. This indispensable volume will allow graduate students to master the material sufficiently to read and engage in research with heightened understanding. It can be used alone or in conjunction with Volume 1, which covers a wide range of astrophysical processes, and the forthcoming Volume 3, on galaxies and cosmology.

    • Modular in design, allowing the student or lecturer to pick and choose a selection of topics
    • Develops each concept concisely and methodically, and then develops and tests the reader's understanding with nearly 100 carefully structured exercises
    • Completely self contained and comprehensive - can be used alone, or in conjunction with the two companion volumes
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    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521562416
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 182 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.166kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 27 tables 76 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Overview: stars and stellar systems
    2. Stellar structure
    3. Stellar evolution
    4. Supernova (Type II)
    5. White dwarfs, neutron stars and blackholes
    6. Pulsars
    7. Binary stars and accretion
    8. Sun and the solar system
    9. Interstellar medium
    10. Globular clusters
    References
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Introductory Astrophysics (two semester long)
  • Author

    T. Padmanabhan, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India

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