Theoretical Astrophysics. Volume 2, Stars and Stellar Systems (Broché)

Thanu Padmanabhan

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The study of stellar physics plays a central role in the broader study of astrophysics. This authoritative textbook, which is the second volume of a comprehensive three-volume course on theoretical astrophysics, tackles stars and stellar systems. Designed to help graduate students and researchers develop an understanding of the key physical processes governing stars and stellar systems, it teaches the fundamentals, and then builds on them to give the reader an in-depth understanding of advanced topics. The book's modular design allows the chapters to be approached individually, yet the transitions are seamless, creating a coherent and connected whole. It can be used alone or in conjunction with Volume I, which covers a wide range of astrophysical processes, and the forthcoming Volume III, on galaxies and cosmology. After reviewing the key observational results and nomenclature used in stellar astronomy, the book develops a solid understanding of central concepts including stellar structure and evolution, the physics of stellar remnants such as white dwarfs and blackholes, pulsars, binary stars, the sun and planetary systems, interstellar medium and globular clusters. Throughout, the reader's grasp of all of the topics is developed and tested with more than seventy-five exercises. This indispensible volume provides graduate students with a self-contained introduction to stellar physics, and will allow them to master the material sufficiently to read and engage in research with heightened understanding.
    • Overview: stars and stellar systems
    • Stellar structure
    • Stellar evolution
    • Supernova (type II)
    • White dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes
    • Pulsars
    • Binary stars and accretion
    • The Sun and the Solar system
    • The interstellar medium
    • Globular clusters.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2001
  • Editeur : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN : 0-521-56631-2
  • EAN : 9780521566315
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 575 pages
  • Poids : 0.995 Kg
  • Dimensions : 17,5 cm × 24,7 cm × 2,8 cm

Biographie de Thanu Padmanabhan

Thanu Padmanabhan is a Professor at Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India. His research interests are gravitation, cosmology, and quantum theory. He has published over one hundred technical papers in these areas and written four books: Structure formation in the universe, Cosmology and astrophysics through problems, After the first three minutes and, together with J-V Narlikar Gravity, gauge theories and quantum cosmology. Professor Padmanabhan is a member of the Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and International Astronomical Union. He has received numerous awards, including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Physics (1996) and the Millennium Medal (2000) awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. He has also written more than one hundred popular science articles, a comic strip serial and several regular columns on astronomy, recreational mathematics, and history of science that have appeared in international journals and papers. He is married, has one daughter, and lives in Pune, India. His hobbies include chess, origami, and recreational mathematics.

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