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Stellar Structure and Evolution - 2nd edition

Stellar Structure and Evolution (ISBN10: 3642302556; ISBN13: 9783642302558)
ISBN13: 978-3642302558
ISBN10: 3642302556

Summary: 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 state-of-the-art with respect to both the presentation of stellar physics and the presentation and interpreta ...show moretion of current sophisticated stellar models. The well-received and proven pedagogical approach of the first edition has been retained.The book provides a 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. Just as the first edition, which remained a standard work for more than 20 years after its first publication, the second edition will be of lasting value not only for students but also for active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 12
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
Published: 11/28/2012
International: No



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