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# Stellar Astronomy

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**Supernovae**

- **Wikipedia** , **2014**

A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun or any ordinary star is expected to emit over its entire life span, before fading from view over several weeks or months.

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**Notes on Stellar Astrophysics**

by **James N. Pierce** - **Minnesota State University** , **2013**

This book provides an introduction to the details of the structure, operation, and evolution of stars. It will be most useful to undergraduates in upper-level astronomy courses and graduate students taking Stellar Interiors or Stellar Atmospheres.

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**The First Stars**

by **Simon C. O. Glover** - **arXiv** , **2012**

The author discusses our current understanding of the physical processes involved in the formation of Population III stars. He shows how we can identify the mass scale of the first dark matter halos to host Population III star formation.

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**Stellar Structure and Evolution**

by **Sergey V. Vorontsov** - **Queen Mary, University of London** , **2010**

Contents: Basic observational data; Equation of state: the ideal gas; Hydrostatic equilibrium; Polytropic models; Nuclear energy generation; Energy transport by radiation; Energy transport by convection; Evolution after the main sequence.

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**High Energy Astrophysics**

by **Jonathan Katz** - **The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing** , **1986**

This book describes the methods and results of modern astrophysical phenomenology and modelling for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It is meant to be explanatory and expository, rather than complete or definitive.

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**Massive Stars and their Supernovae**

by **F. Thielemann, R. Hirschi, M. Liebendorfer, R. Diehl** - **arXiv** , **2010**

The authors focus on the astrophysical aspects, i.e. a description of the evolution of massive stars and their endpoints, with a special emphasis on the composition of their ejecta in form of stellar winds during the evolution or of explosive ejecta.

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**An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic Stars**

by **Eric Gourgoulhon** - **arXiv** , **2010**

These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.

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**Images of the Solar Upper Atmosphere From SUMER on SOHO**

by **Uri Feldman, at al.** - **ESA Publications Division** , **2003**

Investigations of the heating of the corona and the acceleration of the solar wind are two of the prime scientific goals in studying the solar upper atmosphere with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) of ESA and NASA.

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**Dense Matter in Compact Stars**

by **Andreas Schmitt** - **arXiv** , **2010**

Cold and dense nuclear and quark matter can be found in the interior of compact stars. The author gives a pedagogical introduction to microscopic calculations based on phenomenological models, effective theories, and perturbative QCD.

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**A Practical Introduction to Numerical Hydrodynamics**

by **Garrelt Mellema** - **Leiden University** , **2003**

An introduction to the field of numerical hydrodynamics. It will give you some insight in what is involved in such calculations. Numerical hydrodynamics is used in many parts of astrophysics. The applications we consider in this exercise are stellar.

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**Introduction to the Theory of Black Holes**

by **Gerard 't Hooft** - **Utrecht University** , **2009**

Contents: The Metric of Space and Time; Curved coordinates; A short introduction to General Relativity; Gravity; The Schwarzschild Solution; The Chandrasekhar Limit; Gravitational Collapse; The Reissner-Nordstrom Solution; Horizons; and more.

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**Black Holes**

by **P.K. Townsend** - **arXiv** , **1997**

Notes for a course taught in part III of the Cambridge University Mathematical Tripos: gravitational collapse, Schwarzschild black hole, charged black holes; rotating black holes; energy and angular momentum; black hole mechanics; Hawking radiation.

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**The Virial Theorem in Stellar Astrophysics**

by **George W. Collins, II** - **Pachart Pub. House** , **1978**

The virial theorem is extremely powerful in understanding problems of stellar astrophysics, but it is also poorly understood by many who study the subject. This book should be viewed as a guided introduction, punctuated by a few examples.

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**The Birth and Death of Stars**

by **James Schombert** - **University of Oregon** , **2008**

This course studies the birth, evolution and death of stars in our galaxy, emphasizing the underlying science behind stellar and galactic evolution, the observational aspect and our knowledge of how the Universe operates on the stellar scale.

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**Protostars and Planets IV**

by **V. Mannings, A. Boss, S. Russell** - **University of Arizona Press** , **2000**

This 1400+ pages book covers the very rapidly growing area of star-and-planet formation and evolution, from astrophysics to planetary science. It is most useful for researchers, graduate students, and some undergraduate students.

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**The Birth And Death Of The Sun**

by **George Gamow** - **Dover Publications** , **1940**

In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to understand as he traces the development of atomic theory.

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**Stellar Atmospheres**

by **J. B. Tatum** , **2006**

A course on stellar atmospheres: radiation theory, blackbody radiation, flux, specific intensity and other astrophysical terms, absorption, scattering, extinction, the equation of transfer, limb darkening, atomic spectroscopy, and more.

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**The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics**

by **George W. Collins, II** - **W H Freeman & Co** , **2003**

The book on stellar astrophysics for the first year graduates or the advanced undergraduate students. It is assumed that the readers have factual knowledge of stars and astronomy. The text describes the axiomatic theory of stellar structure.

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