Matter at High Densities in Astrophysics

Compact Stars and the Equation of State

  • Authors
  • Harald Riffert
  • Herbert Müther
  • Heinz Herold
  • Hanns Ruder

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 133)

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About this book


This volume is published in honor of Friedrich Hund's 100th birthday. It is a modern review on matter at high densities and pressures in astrophysics from Hund's early contribution to present-day ideas. The relation between the equation of state and the structure of compact cosmic objects is discussed, and two main contributions deal with the equation of state of baryonic matter at nuclear densities and with the numerical solution of the general relativistic field equations for non-rotating and rapidly rotating neutron stars. In a final chapter the present state of asteroseismology is presented as a tool to explore the interior of cosmic objects by analyzing the observed free oscillations of the Earth, the Sun, and white dwarf stars.


Astrophysik Baryon Equation of State Neutron Neutron Stars Neutronensterne Stars Sterne Zustandsgleichung asteroseismology astrophysics

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60605-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48454-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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