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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Introducing the Stars

Formation, Structure and Evolution

Authors: Beech, Martin

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  • Employs introductory calculus and physics to establish a basic understanding of the theory of stellar structure
  • Includes step-by-step instructions and related exercises 
  • Specifically designed for any undergraduate science major interested in stellar structure and astrophysics
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About this Textbook

This textbook introduces the reader to the basic concepts and equations that describe stellar structure. Various approximation techniques are used to solve equations, and an intuitive rather than rigorous approach is employed to interpret the properties of the stars. The book provides step-by-step instructions, helpful exercises and relevant historical lessons to familiarize students with key concepts and mathematical theories.

Based upon a series of one-semester (12 weeks) elective undergraduate courses offered at the University of Regina, this book is intended for students who are interested in seeing how basic calculus and introductory physics can be applied to the understanding of the stars from their formation to their death. The text provides an intermediate stepping stone between lower-level undergraduate classes and more specialized postgraduate texts on the subject of stellar structure.

About the authors

Martin Beech is a Professor and Department Head of Astronomy at Campion College, The University of Regina, Canada. He has an MSc from Sussex, UK, and earned his PhD at Western Ontario. He has written several books for Springer, including The Pillars of Creation:Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling (2017) and Alpha Centauri: Unveiling the Secrets of Our Nearest Stellar Neighbor (2015).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11704-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11703-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introducing the Stars
Book Subtitle
Formation, Structure and Evolution
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11704-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11704-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-11703-0
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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