Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Hydrodynamics and Stellar Winds

An Introduction

Authors: Maciel, Walter J.

  • Provides an introduction to hydrodynamics that can be used by students of both physics and astrophysics
  • Combines hydrodynamics and stellar winds at an undergraduate level with material not available elsewhere for this audience
  • Useful for those who want a first approach of hydrodynamics in a concise, clear way
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About this Textbook

Introduces hydrodynamics to undergraduate students in physics and astrophysics.

Stellar winds are a common phenomenon in the life of stars, from the dwarfs like the Sun to the red giants and hot supergiants, constituting one of the basic aspects of modern astrophysics. Stellar winds are a hydrodynamic phenomenon in which circumstellar gases expand towards the interstellar medium. This book presents an elementary introduction to the fundamentals of hydrodynamics with an application to the study of stellar winds. The principles of hydrodynamics have many other applications, so that the book can be used as an introduction to hydrodynamics for students of physics, astrophysics and other related areas.

About the authors

Walter Junqueira Maciel was born in Cruzília, MG, Brazil. He graduated in Physics at UFMG (Minas Gerais Federal University), in Belo Horizonte, and obtained a masters degree at ITA (Aeronautics Technological Institute), São José dos Campos, and a PhD at São Paulo University. He did several internships in Groningen, the Netherlands, and in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a full professor in the Astronomy Department at the Astronomical and Geophysical Institute, São Paulo University, where he has been working since 1974. He was the head of the department between 1992 and 1994. He has published over a hundred scientific papers in international journals and around fifty papers (science, education, and outreach) in national journals. He is the author of the book “Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution”(Edusp, 1999), which won the Jabuti Prize in 2000 in the field of exact sciences, technology, and computer sciences, and of the book “Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium” (Springer, 2013).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrodynamics and Stellar Winds
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04328-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04328-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04327-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Portuguese edition published by EdUSP, São Paulo, 2005
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