Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics
By (author) Erika Bohm-Vitense
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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics by Erika Bohm-Vitense
Book DescriptionThis 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. There is an emphasis on the basic physics governing stellar structure and the basic ideas on which our understanding of stellar structure is based. The book also provides a comprehensive discussion of stellar evolution. Careful comparison is made between theory and observation, and the author has thus provided a lucid and balanced introductory text for the student. As for volumes 1 and 2, volume 3 is self-contained and can be used as an independent textbook. The author has not only taught but has also published many original papers in this subject. Her clear and readable style should make this text a first choice for undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking courses in astronomy and particularly in stellar astrophysics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521348713
(254mm x 178mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Erika Bohm-Vitense
Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Paperback (October 1989)
This work conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. It introduces stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures and includes a discussion of radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere. The accessible structural components are also described.
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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