Introduction to Stellar Winds

Author: Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers,Joseph P. Cassinelli,Jospeh Cassinelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595650

Category: Science

Page: 438

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The first comprehensive introduction to the observations and theories of stellar winds; a long-awaited graduate textbook, written by two founders of the field.

Advanced Stellar Astrophysics

Author: William K. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588331

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 3468

This advanced 1998 textbook on stellar astrophysics provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction for graduate students.

Hydrodynamics and Stellar Winds

An Introduction

Author: Walter J. Maciel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319043285

Category: Science

Page: 178

View: 665

Introduces hydrodynamics to undergraduate students in physics and astrophysics. Stellar winds are a common phenomenon in the life of stars, from the dwarfs like the Sun to the red giants and hot supergiants, constituting one of the basic aspects of modern astrophysics. Stellar winds are a hydrodynamic phenomenon in which circumstellar gases expand towards the interstellar medium. This book presents an elementary introduction to the fundamentals of hydrodynamics with an application to the study of stellar winds. The principles of hydrodynamics have many other applications, so that the book can be used as an introduction to hydrodynamics for students of physics, astrophysics and other related areas.

Introduction to Stellar Structure

Author: Walter J. Maciel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319161423

Category: Science

Page: 215

View: 9004

This book provides a comprehensive overview of stellar structure, evolution and basic stellar properties. It includes integrated problems within the chapters, with worked solutions. In the first part of this book, the author presents the basic properties of the stellar interior and describes them thoroughly, along with deriving the main stellar structure equations of temperature, density, pressure and luminosity, among others. The process and application of solving these equations is explained, as well as linking these results with actual observations. The second part of the text describes what happens to a star over time and how to determine this by solving the same equations at different points during a star’s lifetime. The fate of various stars is quite different depending on their masses and this is described in the final parts of the book. This text can be used for an upper level undergraduate course or an introductory graduate course on stellar physics.

Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics:

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348706

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 8139

This comprehensive textbook conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. The stellar atmosphere emits the light which we see. The only layers of a star where we can get direct information about temperature, pressure and composition are in the atmosphere. This complete account first introduces stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures. This is followed by a full discussion of radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere, which leads to descriptions of line formation, the spectrum of hydrogen, and spectral analysis. Finally the structural components that are accessible, such as the convestion zone, chromosphere, corona, and mass outflow are described. The book will interest any student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics who needs to learn about stellar atmospheres.

An Introduction to Planetary Nebulae

Author: Jason J. Nishiyama

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681749602

Category: Science

Page: 99

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In this book we will look at what planetary nebulae are, where they come from and where they go. We will discuss what mechanisms cause these beautiful markers of stellar demise as well as what causes them to form their variety of shapes. How we measure various aspects of planetary nebulae such as what they are made of will also be explored. Though we will give some aspects of planetary nebulae mathematical treatment, the main points should be accessible to people with only a limited background in mathematics. A short glossary of some of the more arcane astronomical terms is at the end of the book to help in understanding. Included at the end of each chapter is an extensive bibliography to the peer reviewed research on these objects and I would encourage the reader interested in an even deeper understanding to read these articles.

Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Donald D. Clayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226109534

Category: Science

Page: 612

View: 7317

Donald D. Clayton's Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis remains the standard work on the subject, a popular textbook for students in astronomy and astrophysics and a rich sourcebook for researchers. The basic principles of physics as they apply to the origin and evolution of stars and physical processes of the stellar interior are thoroughly and systematically set out. Clayton's new preface, which includes commentary and selected references to the recent literature, reviews the most important research carried out since the book's original publication in 1968.

An Introduction to Astrophysical Hydrodynamics

Author: Steven N. Shore

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323139922

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 4220

This book is an introduction to astrophysical hydrodynamics for both astronomy and physics students. It provides a comprehensive and unified view of the general problems associated with fluids in a cosmic context, with a discussion of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. It is the only book on hydrodynamics that addresses the astrophysical context. Researchers and students will find this work to be an exceptional reference. Contents include chapters on irrotational and rotational flows, turbulence, magnetohydrodynamics, and instabilities.

An Introduction to Plasma Astrophysics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Author: Marcel Goossens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402014338

Category: Science

Page: 203

View: 5638

Most of the visible matter in the universe exists in the plasma state. Plasmas are of major importance for space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics. On Earth they are essential for magnetic controlled thermonuclear fusion. This textbook collects lecture notes from a one-semester course taught at the K.U. Leuven to advanced undergraduate students in applied mathematics and physics. A particular strength of this book is that it provides a low threshold introduction to plasmas with an emphasis on first principles and fundamental concepts and properties. The discussion of plasma models is to a large extent limited to Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with its merits and limitations clearly explained. MHD provides the students on their first encounter with plasmas, with a powerful plasma model that they can link to familiar classic fluid dynamics. The solar wind is studied as an example of hydrodynamics and MHD at work in solar physics and astrophysics.

Observer’s Guide to Stellar Evolution

The Birth, Life, and Death of Stars

Author: Michael Inglis,Mike Inglis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852334659

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Stellar evolution - the birth, development and death of stars - is central to our current understanding of astronomy, but surprisingly the majority of amateur astronomers lack a full understanding of the physics of stars. Mike Inglis brings the subject to life in a unique way, combining a step-by-step introduction with suggestions for practical observations of stars at different stages in their evolution. Regardless of their current level of knowledge, amateur astronomers will find this book fascinating and informative.

An Introduction to Close Binary Stars

Author: R. W. Hilditch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521798006

Category: Science

Page: 381

View: 336

This 2001 book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars for advanced students.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Author: Michael J. Thompson

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1860946151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

View: 2158

This book provides an introduction for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students to the field of astrophysical fluid dynamics. Although sometimes ignored, fluid dynamical processes play a central role in virtually all areas of astrophysics.No previous knowledge of fluid dynamics is assumed. After establishing the basic equations of fluid dynamics and the physics relevant to an astrophysical application, a variety of topics in the field are addressed. There is also a chapter introducing the reader to numerical methods. Appendices list useful physical constants and astronomical quantities, and provide handy reference material on Cartesian tensors, vector calculus in polar coordinates, self-adjoint eigenvalue problems and JWKB theory.

Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics

Astronomy, Astrophysics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467216127

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 8660

Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Stardust from Meteorites

An Introduction to Presolar Grains

Author: Maria Lugaro

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812560998

Category: Science

Page: 209

View: 3828

- The first book specifically dedicated to the 20-year-old study of presolar stellar grains - Contains basic background material together with the most recent discoveries - Presents a simple but comprehensive description of the latest stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis theories - Quotes most of the relevant bibliography related to stellar grains and hence can be used as a source of reference

Cyclical Variability in Stellar Winds

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany 14-17 October 1997

Author: L. KAPER (Ed),European Southern Observatory,Eso Workshop on Cyclical Variability in Stellar Winds

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540648024

Category: Science

Page: 415

View: 1899

It is well known that stellar winds are variable, and the fluctuations are often cyclical in nature. This property seems to be shared by the winds of cool and hot stars, even though their outflows are driven by fundamentally different physical mechanisms. Since very similar models have been proposed to explain the cyclical wind variations observed in a wide variety of stars, the time was ripe for astrophysicists from many different sub-disciplines to present the state of the art in a concise form. The proceedings will provide a useful, up-to-date overview of the observations, interpretation, and modelling of the time-dependent mass outflows from all sorts of stars.


(Revised Second Edition): an Introduction to the Science of the Cosmos

Author: Richard Ignace

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781516506781

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 3566

The book Astro4U: An Introduction to the Science of the Cosmos excites students about the grandeur of astronomy and how the universe functions. Filled with vibrant figures and informative tables that support the written text, the book has a fresh, casual, student-friendly tone that dramatically increases interest in the material while also making it more accessible. The book provides a college-level description of science, with astronomy serving as the vehicle of delivery for displaying the scientific model. The content follows a traditional progression, beginning with a study of the sky, followed by discussions of ancient and medieval astronomy, modern scientific practices, and key physical principles. Chapters move through the Solar System, stars, then galaxies, and finally the cosmos as a whole. The book presents astronomy as the story of light and gravity, crucial threads that run through the text. Chapters include Ponder Sections--in-depth, quantitative passages dealing with particular applications of interest such as "space junk," the solar energy budget, and light travel time. Appendices provide information about physical constants, astronomical symbols, and multiple choice problem sets. Because students often express concern about the math content in astronomy classes, the book begins with a chapter entitled "Astro Maths" that reviews all the mathematical skills and concepts needed to complete the course. This up-front investment increases student confidence, eliminates one of the primary blocks students face, and improves chances for student achievement and success. Astro4U is written for general education survey courses in astronomy that are geared toward non-science majors. Richard Ignace is an astrophysicist who holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in physics. He spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Ignace is a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the director of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities in the Honors College at East Tennessee State University. His primary area of research is stellar astrophysics, particularly in the areas of theoretical modeling and observational astronomy using primarily NASA's orbiting telescopes. Dr. Ignace seeks to increase understanding of stellar winds, and for this work he has received grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He has published extensively in professional astronomy journals, and has nearly two hundred writing credits to his name.