An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution (Hardback)
  • An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution (Hardback)
zoom

An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution (Hardback)

(author)
£47.99
Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 29/10/2009
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Using fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution can predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This textbook is a stimulating introduction for undergraduates in astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. It uniquely emphasises the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution. This second edition contains two new chapters on mass loss from stars and interacting binary stars, and new exercises. Clear and methodical, it explains the processes in simple terms, while maintaining mathematical rigour. Starting from general principles, this textbook leads students step-by-step to a global, comprehensive understanding of the subject. Fifty exercises and full solutions allow students to test their understanding. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required, and only a basic background in physics and mathematics is necessary.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521866040
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 254 x 180 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The unique feature of this book is the emphasis it places, throughout, on the basic physical principles governing stellar evolution. The processes are always explained in the simplest terms, while maintaining full mathematical rigour ... This textbook provides a stimulating introduction for undergraduates in astronomy, physics, planetary science, and applied mathematics who are taking a course on the physics of stars. Because this book requires only basic undergraduate physics and mathematics and no prior knowledge of astronomy it may be read by advanced amateurs as well.' Orion
'Here we have a first-class textbook that spells out in a clear and methodical way the principles that underlie the life cycles of stars and the physics of their interiors. ... The host of student exercises in this book, plus the useful worked answers, ensure that any dedicated physics or mathematics undergraduate can, with some effort, understand what is going on.' David Hughes, New Scientist
'To my mind, this is the first book to be both a candidate for the title of classic and at the same time suitable for undergraduates ... The approach is very different from that of most textbooks on stars ... Throughout the book, the emphasis is on understanding physical principles, and there are well-designed exercises scattered through the text, relating to material that has just been covered; full solutions are clearly set out in an appendix ... This ... is a book that I can strongly recommend as a suitable textbook to anyone teaching a course in stellar structure, at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level ... Any undergraduate who masters this book will not only be well prepared to undertake graduate work in the area but will also understand his/her other physics courses better. An excellent book, which certainly deserves to become a classic.' Robert Connon Smith, The Observatory
'... a stimulating introduction for students of astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. It uniquely emphasises the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution.' Spaceflight
'... second edition of a very popular textbook on stellar structure and evolution ... The coverage is very comprehensive and well-explained with clear illustrations and interesting historical side notes ... this textbook is an excellent buy for most students interested in the basic physical properties of stars.' Contemporary Physics

You may also be interested in...

A Dictionary of Astronomy
Added to basket
Death by Black Hole
Added to basket
The Science Of Discworld II
Added to basket
On the Shoulders of Giants
Added to basket
Wonders of Life
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Universe In A Nutshell
Added to basket
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Oxford Companion to Cosmology
Added to basket
Wonders of the Solar System
Added to basket
Cycles of Time
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Night Sky Month by Month
Added to basket
DK
£12.99
Hardback
Philip's Guide to the Night Sky
Added to basket
Mission to Mars
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Planets: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.