Structures and Evolution
By (author) Roger John Tayler
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Galaxies by Roger John Tayler
Book DescriptionGalaxies are large systems of stars, some of which contain interstellar gas and dust. They also contain much invisible matter, which may be in the form of weakly interacting elementary particles. In this introductory textbook, the first chapter introduces the study of galaxies. This is followed by two chapters on observations of galaxies, including our own. There are then three chapters on galactic structure: the manner in which motions of stars determine galactic shape, the determination of galactic masses, and the structure of discs in spirals. Galactic evolution, especially changes in chemical composition over time, is covered. The book concludes with a discussion of the origin of galaxies and their relation to more general questions in cosmology. The book includes mathematical presentation where this enables the discussion to be quantitative.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521367103
(247mm x 174mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger John Tayler
Sun as a Star, Hardback (October 1996)
The first textbook to provide a fully integrated picture of the Sun, stars, the solar system and other planetary systems for advanced undergraduate students.
Stars, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Roger John Tayler
This text examines how knowledge of many branches of physics can help provide an understanding of the structure and evolution of stars. Topics covered include: observational properties of stars, equations that govern their structure and recent theoretical work on stellar evolution.
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