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Notes on Stellar AstrophysicsNotes 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.
(945 views)

The First StarsThe 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.
(1217 views)

Stellar Structure and EvolutionStellar 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.
(2818 views)

High Energy AstrophysicsHigh 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.
(6695 views)

Massive Stars and their SupernovaeMassive 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.
(2750 views)

An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic StarsAn 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.
(3705 views)

Images of the Solar Upper Atmosphere From SUMER on SOHOImages 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.
(3798 views)

Dense Matter in Compact StarsDense 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.
(4999 views)

A Practical Introduction to Numerical HydrodynamicsA 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.
(6930 views)

Introduction to the Theory of Black HolesIntroduction 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.
(10576 views)

Black HolesBlack 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.
(10298 views)

The Virial Theorem in Stellar AstrophysicsThe 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.
(5312 views)

The Birth and Death of StarsThe 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.
(4463 views)

Protostars and Planets IVProtostars 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.
(7097 views)

The Birth And Death Of The SunThe 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.
(9555 views)

Stellar AtmospheresStellar 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.
(4165 views)

The Fundamentals of Stellar AstrophysicsThe 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.
(7454 views)