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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: November 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521348706

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  • Volume 2 contains the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star including stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures, radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere, line formation, the spectrum of hydrogen, spectral analysis, and available structural components.

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    " excellent introduction to analytical methods and comparison with observations." Virginia Trimble, Comments on Astrophysics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521348706
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 174 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.508kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Stellar magnitudes and stellar colors
    2. Stellar spectra
    3. Temperature estimates for stars
    4. Basics about radiative transfer
    5. Radiative transfer in stellar atmosphere
    6. The depth dependence of the source function
    7. The continuous absorption coefficient
    8. The influence of the non-greyness of the absorption coefficient
    9. The pressure stratification
    10. Theory of line formation
    11. The hydrogen lines
    12. Spectrum analysis
    13. Basics about non-local thermodynamics equilibrium
    14. The hydrogen convection zone
    15. Stellar chromospheres, transition layers, and coronae
    16. Stellar winds

  • Author

    Erika Böhm-Vitense

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