Stellar Structure and Evolution

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert

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

Table of contents

  1. Stellar Rotation

    1. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 428-434
    2. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 435-443
    3. Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert
      Pages 444-453
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 455-468

About this book


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.


Sonne Sternaufbau Sterne Sternentwicklung astrophysics stars stellar stellar models sun

Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58013-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61523-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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