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Introduction to Stellar Winds

Introduction to Stellar Winds

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  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521595650

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  • This long-awaited graduate textbook, written by two pioneers in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to the observations, theories, and consequences of stellar winds. The rates of mass loss and the wind velocities are explained from basic physical principles. This textbook also includes chapters clearly explaining the formation and evolution of interstellar bubbles and the effects of mass loss on the evolution of high- and low-mass stars. Each topic is introduced simply to explain the basic processes and then developed to provide a solid foundation for understanding current research. This authoritative textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers seeking an understanding of stellar winds and, more generally, supersonic flows from astrophysical objects. It is based on courses taught in Europe and the United States over the past twenty years and includes seventy problems for coursework or self-study.

    • The first comprehensive introduction to the subject of stellar winds
    • Based on courses taught in Europe and the US over 20 years
    • Includes 70 problems with answers; for coursework or self-study
    • Eagerly-awaited, and written by two world-renowned pioneers of the field
    • Each topic is introduced in terms of the basic physical processes, and then developed into a full, state-of-the-art picture
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is an enlightening book, full of vivid physics. It fills a longstanding gap in the astrophysical literature and will stand as the foundation of the rapidly growing field of stellar winds." Professor Norbert Langer, University of Potsdam

    "Stellar winds are ubiquitous, but their properties and mechanisms span an enormous range. This badly needed book by two well known researchers brings together theory and observation to provide an excellent, integrated treatment of a fascinating subject." Professor Hollis R. Johnson, Indiana University

    "...for those interested in a deeper theoretical understanding of stellar winds, the book is certainly to be recommended." Meteoritics & Planetary Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521595650
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 169 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 114 b/w illus. 14 tables 71 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical overview
    2. Observations of stellar winds
    3. Basic concepts: isothermal winds
    4. Basic concepts: non-isothermal winds
    5. Coronal winds
    6. Sound wave driven winds
    7. Dust driven winds
    8. Line driven winds
    9. Magnetic rotator theory
    10. Alfvén wave driven winds
    11. Outflowing disks from rotating stars
    12. Winds colliding with the interstellar medium
    13. The effects of mass loss on stellar evolution
    14. Problems
    Object index

  • Authors

    Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Joseph P. Cassinelli, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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