Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Stellar Physics

Stellar Evolution and Stability

Authors: Bisnovatyi-Kogan, G.S.

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  • A world-renowned astrophysicist provides a comprehensive account of the current status of theoretical stellar physics.
  • At the same time the author takes equal care in highlighting the many still unsolved problems in this field of research.
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"Stellar Physics" is a rather unique book among the growing literature on star formation and evolution. Not only gives the author, a leading expert in the field, a very thorough description of the current knowledge about stellar physics but he deals with equal care about the many problems that this field of research still faces. A bibliography with well over 650 entries will make this book an unparalleled source of references.
"Stellar Evolution and Stability" is the second volume and can be read, as the first volume, as a largely independent work. It traces in great detail the evolution of the protostar towards the Main Sequence and further to the last stage of stellar evolution with its vast range from white dwarfs to the mighty supernovae explosions and blackhole formation. The book is concluded by special chapters on the stability of stars - dynamical, thermal and pulsational.

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"The author includes detailed discussions of the final stages of stellar evolution [. . .] He also offers in-depth results from Soviet and Russian research. Bisnovatyi-Kogan's discussion of astrophysicists' inability to produce supernova models that account for basic observations nicely summarizes the state of the art. The book's tables present many detailed results that can help validate current research models for situations in which the basic input physics - such as radiative opacities and nuclear energy generation - has not changed very much [. . .] I heartily recommend the book for researchers in the field." (Robert Deupree, PHYSICS TODAY, Feb. 2003)

"There is a lot of useful material gathered into one volume, and it should certainly be available for reference on all library shelves." (Leon Mestel, The Observatory, Vol. 122 (1169), 2002)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stellar Physics
Book Subtitle
Stellar Evolution and Stability
Authors
Translated by
Blinov, A.Y., Romanova, M.
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-22639-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-22639-1
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 383
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original Russian edition published by Nauka, Moscow, 1989
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