|Series||Stars and stellar systems -- compendium of astronomy and astrophysics, 8, Stars and stellar systems, 8|
|Contributions||McLaughlin, Dean Benjamin, 1901-|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 648 p. illus. ;|
|Number of Pages||648|
Stellar evolution is a very different game from Newtonian gravity. Whereas the physical equations underlying gravitational dynamics can be described and solved using basically high-school mathematics, solving the equations for stellar structure and evolution is . This book intends to be and is a good elementary and current book on stellar structure, quite easy to read. I would recommend it for readers with such goals, But if you seek the professional details and complete derivations, don't look by: Stellar Structure and Evolution book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This text gives a complete and comprehensive treatment of /5(17). “‘Stellar Structure and Evolution’ is a mathematical and theoretical look at stellar physics. As a textbook I found this clear and concise, containing all the important topics and as such is an essential learning material for students of astrophysics, but also a good reference-work to fall back upon if something needs to be reminded.
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 . In this monograph a leading modern astrophysicist explores a problem basic to stellar dynamics: What is the relationship between loss of energy, mass, and radius of stars in the steady state? The monograph is divided into two distinct parts. In chapters i-iv, Chandrasekhar presents the "classical" background necessary to his argument: the laws of thermodynamics (from . This text gives a complete and 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. The authors have written a unique text based on their own Cited by: A complete and comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters. The text presents an overview of the models developed to explain the stability, dynamics and evolution of the stars, and great care is taken to detail the various stages in a star's life. The authors have succeeded in producing a unique text based Cited by:
It provides a broad overview of the physical basics of stellar structure and evolution sufficient to whet the appetite of the student sufficiently . Recommended, yes, but only for serious students of stellar physics, as light reading, or a pretty picture book, it is not."Brand: Springer-Verlag New York. An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution is a wonderful book by Dina Prialnik. It is intended for students of physics, astrophysics, and mathematics. I believe that for this book to be fully appreciated one should already have a basic knowledge of Newtonian Physics, statistical mechanics, and differential equations/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), Stellar structure. Chicago, University of Chicago Press . An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure (Dover Books on Astronomy) by S. Chandrasekhar, Space and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at