Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars

Authors: Benacquista, Matthew

  • Introduces the physics behind single and binary stellar evolution, assuming no prior knowledge of astronomy
  • Focuses on the evolution of stars to the end point of white dwarf, neutron star, and black hole binary systems
  • Fills the niche between more-and-less advanced books, currently available on the topic
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An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars provides physicists with an understanding of binary and single star evolution, beginning with a background and introduction of basic astronomical concepts. Although a general treatment of stellar structure and evolution is included, the text stresses the physical processes that lead to stellar mass compact object binaries that may be sources of observable gravitational radiation.

Basic concepts of astronomy, stellar structure and atmospheres, single star evolution, binary systems and mass transfer, compact objects, and dynamical systems are covered in the text. Readers will understand the astrophysics behind the populations of compact object binary systems and have sufficient background to delve deeper into specific areas of interest. In addition, derivations of important concepts and worked examples are included. No previous knowledge of astronomy is assumed, although a familiarity with undergraduate quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, and thermodynamics is beneficial.

About the authors

Matthew Benacquista, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, USA, benacquista@phys.utb.edu

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Classifying and Describing Stars

    Benacquista, Matthew

    Pages 3-12

  • Introduction to Binary Systems

    Benacquista, Matthew

    Pages 13-28

  • Measuring Other Stellar Properties

    Benacquista, Matthew

    Pages 29-43

  • Stellar Evolution Equations

    Benacquista, Matthew

    Pages 47-61

  • Gas and Radiation Pressures

    Benacquista, Matthew

    Pages 63-75

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eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.95
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9991-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9991-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9990-0
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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