MOBI ✓ Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis ePUB ß Stellar

This self contained astrophysics textbook for advanced undergraduates explores how stars form what happens to them as they age and what becomes of them when they die Students can investigate the physical processes sustaining the energy output of stars during each stage of their evolution and which drive the progression from one stage to the next and examine the relationship between different stages of stellar evolution and the production of the chemical elements The textbook contains a wealth of worked examples and exercises with full solutions Summaries key facts and euations are clearly identified and there are full colour illustrations throughout Drawing on decades of experience in supported learning and independent study this textbook is an ideal bridging text for astrophysics and physics majors looking to move on from the introductory texts Accompanying resources to this textbook are available at http wwwcambridgeorgfeaturesastrophysics

10 thoughts on “Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

  1. says:

    This is a tremendous book and a refreshing alternative to canonical texts on stellar physics that are abysmally poorly written I read this book on my own to help me study for my stellar physics class and it served me well The book is clear and thorough in its explanations down to earth and non stilted in its tone and has excellent summaries at the end of each chapter It is also very well organized and replete with worked examples As a reference for an undergraduate level class this is truly a gem The only reason I give it 4 stars rather than 5 is that I wish it went in depth on radiative diffusion and convection In particular it does not provide a derivation of the radiative diffusion euation and it doesn't include anything about mixing length theory convective velocity etc

  2. says:

    An excellently written book explaining some tough physics in an easily approachable manner Recommenended for undergaduates graduates and as a reference for researchers An Open University set text written in the easily usable Open University style suitable for distance solo and regular face to face learning environments