Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

What are the Stars?

Authors: Srinivasan, Ganesan

  • Explains what stars really are through basic physics and recent findings
  • Successfully conveys the excitement of astronomical discovery
  • Provides rich information and drawings on the exotic physical phenomena underlying celestial objects
  • Motivates readers with the challenges that await them in science
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About this Textbook

The outstanding question in astronomy at the turn of the twentieth century was: What are the stars and why are they as they are? In this volume, the story of how the answer to this fundamental question was unravelled is narrated in an informal style, with emphasis on the underlying physics. This book discusses recent developments in the context of discussing the nature of the stars, their stability and the source of the energy they radiate.

Reading this book will get young students excited about the presently unfolding revolution in astronomy and the challenges that await them in the world of physics, engineering and technology. General readers will also find the book appealing for its highly accessible narrative of the physics of stars.

About the authors

Dr. G. Srinivasan began his career as a solid state physicist and later switched to astrophysics. After his PhD at the University of Chicago, he worked at the IBM Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. He is a Past President of the Astronomical Society of India as well as the Division of Space and High Energy Astrophysics of the International Astronomical Union. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and a former Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What are the Stars?
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights for India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, The Maledives, Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45302-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45302-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-45301-4
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLV, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
105 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original hardcover edition published by Universities Press (India) Private Ltd., Himayatnagar, 2011
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