Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Book - 1989-
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This comprehensive textbook conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. The stellar atmosphere emits the light which we see. The only layers of a star where we can get direct information about temperature, pressure and composition are in the atmosphere. This complete account first introduces stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures. This is followed by a full discussion of radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere, which leads to descriptions of line formation, the spectrum of hydrogen, and spectral analysis. Finally the structural components that are accessible, such as the convestion zone, chromosphere, corona, and mass outflow are described. The book will interest any student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics who needs to learn about stellar atmospheres.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989-
ISBN: 9780521348706
0521348706
9780521344036
0521344034
9780521348690
0521348692
9780521344029
0521344026
Call Number: 523.8 B6294i
Characteristics: v. : ill. ; 26 cm

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