Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics
Stellar Atmospheres v.2
By (author) Erika Bohm-Vitense
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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics by Erika Bohm-Vitense
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521348706
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Erika Bohm-Vitense
Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Paperback (January 1992)
This book is the final one in a series of three texts which together provide a modern, complete and authoritative account of our present knowledge of the stars. It discusses the internal structure and the evolution of stars, and is completely self-contained.
Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics: Volume 1, Basic Stellar Observations and Data, Paperback (August 1989)» View all books by Erika Bohm-Vitense
This textbook introduces the basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics which serve as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution and observed properties of stars. The text introduces stellar rotation and stellar magnetic fields.
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