Protostars and Planets
Publisher: Rice University 2015
Number of pages: 422
The book describes the very rapidly growing area of star-and-planet formation and evolution. The text covers everything from astrophysics to planetary science, spanning the parsec-sized molecular clouds down to the formation of microscopic inclusions in meteorites in the early solar system. It is most useful for researchers, graduate students, and some undergraduate students.
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by James Schombert - University of Oregon
This course studies the birth, evolution and death of stars in our galaxy, emphasizing the underlying science behind stellar and galactic evolution, the observational aspect and our knowledge of how the Universe operates on the stellar scale.
by James N. Pierce - Minnesota State University
This book provides an introduction to the details of the structure, operation, and evolution of stars. It will be most useful to undergraduates in upper-level astronomy courses and graduate students taking Stellar Interiors or Stellar Atmospheres.
by Eric Gourgoulhon - arXiv
These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.
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