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Stellar Physics

2: Stellar Evolution and Stability

  • Highly appreciated book brought up-to-date

  • Hot topics like Gamma-Ray-Bursts added

  • Written by a leading expert in stellar physics who presents both current knowledge and open questions.

  • No less than 1000 references cover most of the important literature ever published in this field


Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 1-23
  3. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 25-60
  4. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 61-143
  5. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 145-220
  6. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 221-348
  7. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 349-389
  8. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 391-401
  9. Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
    Pages 403-427
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 429-491

About this book


"Stellar Physics" is a an outstanding book in the growing body of literature on star formation and evolution. Not only does the author, a leading expert in the field, very thoroughly present the current state of knowledge on stellar physics, but he handles with equal care the many problems that this field of research still faces. A bibliography with well over 1000 entries makes this book an unparalleled reference source.
"Stellar Evolution and Stability" is the second of two volumes and can be read, as can the first volume "Fundamental Concepts and Stellar Equilibrium," as a largely independent work. It traces in great detail the evolution of protostars towards the main sequence and beyond this to the last stage of stellar evolution, with the corresponding vast range from white dwarfs to supernovae explosions, gamma-ray bursts and black hole formation. The book concludes with special chapters on the dynamical, thermal and pulsing stability of stars.

This second edition is carefully updated in the areas of pre-supernova models, magnetorotational supernovae, and the theory of accretion disks around black holes. Additional sections have been added on strange quark stars, jet formation and collimation, radiation-driven winds in strong gravitational fields and gamma-ray bursts.

From the reviews of the first edition:
"I heartily recommend the book for researchers in the field." (Robert Deupree, PHYSICS TODAY, Feb. 2003)


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoskvaRussian Federation

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stellar Physics
  • Book Subtitle 2: Stellar Evolution and Stability
  • Authors Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
  • Series Title Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title Astronomy,Astrophysics Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-14733-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26648-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-14734-0
  • Series ISSN 0941-7834
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXII, 494
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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