The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics
by George W. Collins, II
Publisher: W H Freeman & Co 2003
Number of pages: 494
This book is aimed at first year graduate students or the very advanced undergraduates. I assume throughout that the readers have considerable factual knowledge of stars and astronomy. I shall attempt to describe the development of a nearly axiomatic theory of stellar structure that is consistent with what we know about stars. The terminal phases of stellar evolution are treated schematically.
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