**The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics**

by George W. Collins, II

**Publisher**: W H Freeman & Co 2003**ISBN/ASIN**: 0716719932**ISBN-13**: 9780716719939**Number of pages**: 494

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This book is aimed at first year graduate students or the very advanced undergraduates. I assume throughout that the readers have considerable factual knowledge of stars and astronomy. I shall attempt to describe the development of a nearly axiomatic theory of stellar structure that is consistent with what we know about stars. The terminal phases of stellar evolution are treated schematically.

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