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© 1990

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Textbook

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

Table of contents

  1. Properties of Stellar Matter

    1. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 137-145
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 146-172
  2. Simple Stellar Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 174-190
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 191-199
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 200-206
    5. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 207-215
    6. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 216-223
    7. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 224-233
    8. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 234-246
  3. Early Stellar Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 248-255
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 256-265
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 266-270
    5. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 271-276
    6. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 277-290
  4. Post-Main-Sequence Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 292-307
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 308-327
    4. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 328-343

About this book

Introduction

The attempt to understand the physics of the structure of stars and their change in time - their evolution - has been bothering many physicists and astronomers ever since the last century. This long chain of successful research is well documented not only by numerous papers in the corresponding journals but also by a series of books. Some of them are so excellently written that despite their age they can still be recommended, and not only as documents of the state of the art at that time. A few outstanding examples are the books of R. Emden (1907), A. S. Eddington (1926), S. Chandrasekhar (1939), and M. Schwarzschild (1958). But our science has rapidly expanded in the last few decades, and new aspects have emerged which could not even be anticipated, say, 30 years ago and which today have to be carefully explored. This does not mean, however, that our ambition is to present a complete account of the latest and most refined numerical results. This can well be left to the large and growing number of excellent review articles. The present book is intended rather to be a textbook that will help students and teachers to understand these results as far as possible and present them in a simple and clear manner. We know how difficult this is since we ourselves have tried for the largest part of our scientific career to understand "how the stars work" - and then to make others believe it.

Keywords

Sonne Sternaufbau Sterne Sternentwicklung astrophysics stars stellar stellar models sun

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • Authors Rudolf Kippenhahn
    Alfred Weigert
  • Series Title Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61523-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-50211-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-58013-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61523-8
  • Series ISSN 0941-7834
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 468
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Industry Sectors
Aerospace

Reviews

From the reviews
"... many excellent volumes on this subject have been written. In my opinion, this one is the best."
D.L. Faulkner in: Australian & New Zealand Physicist, 1995

"Will clearly be the standard text in the subject."
N.H. Baker, Columbia University

"Kippenhahn and Weigert's work compares favorably with the few similar works, many of which are now out of date. It is superior to some others in eschewing elegance of mathematical analysis in favor of a comprehensive understanding of the observed and deduced properties of stars, from their initial formation to their final collapse."
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