This long-awaited second edition of the classical textbook on Stellar Structure and Evolution by Kippenhahn and Weigert is a thoroughly revised version of the original text. Taking into account modern observational constraints as well as additional physical effects such as mass loss and diffusion, Achim Weiss and Rudolf Kippenhahn have succeeded in bringing the book up to the state-of-the-art with respect to both the presentation of stellar physics and the presentation and interpretation of current sophisticated stellar models. The well-received and proven pedagogical approach of the first edition has been retained.
The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters. The models developed to explain the stability, dynamics and evolution of the stars are presented and great care is taken to detail the various stages in a star's life. Just as the first edition, which remained a standard work for more than 20 years after its first publication, the second edition will be of lasting value not only for students but also for active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 606
Weight: 943 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 32 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2012
From the reviews of the second edition:
"`Stellar Structure and Evolution' is a mathematical and theoretical look at stellar physics. ... As a textbook I found this clear and concise, containing all the important topics ... and as such is an essential learning material for students of astrophysics, but also a good reference-work to fall back upon if something needs to be reminded. Because of it's structure and the way the concepts are presented it also makes for a good textbook for independent study ... ." (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, March, 2014)"There is an enormous amount of physics and astronomy in this second edition, more ... than a typical first-year-graduate class, or instructor, can master in a semester. Some of the material cannot easily be found in other books ... . Certainly, anyone planning to teach the subject should have the book ... ." (Virginia Trimble, The Observatory, Vol. 133 (1233), April, 2013)
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