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Introducing the Stars

Formation, Structure and Evolution

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Pages: 262
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09 April 2019

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This textbook introduces the reader to the basic concepts and equations that describe stellar structure. Various approximation techniques are used to solve equations, and an intuitive rather than rigorous approach is...

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This textbook introduces the reader to the basic concepts and equations that describe stellar structure. Various approximation techniques are used to solve equations, and an intuitive rather than rigorous approach is employed to interpret the properties of the stars. The book provides step-by-step instructions, helpful exercises and relevant historical lessons to familiarize students with key concepts and mathematical theories.

Based upon a series of one-semester (12 weeks) elective undergraduate courses offered at the University of Regina, this book is intended for students who are interested in seeing how basic calculus and introductory physics can be applied to the understanding of the stars from their formation to their death. The text provides an intermediate stepping stone between lower-level undergraduate classes and more specialized postgraduate texts on the subject of stellar structure.

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Employs introductory calculus and physics to establish a basic understanding of the theory of stellar structure

Includes step-by-step instructions and related exercises 

Specifically designed for any undergraduate science major interested in stellar structure and astrophysics

Introduction
Chapter 1: Knowing the Stars
Chapter 2: Star Formation
Chapter 3: From The Outside In
Chapter 4: From The Inside Out
Chapter 5: The Ravages of Time
Chapter 6: Selected Case Studies
Appendix A : The 4th Order Runge-Kutta (RK4) Integration Scheme.- Index.

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Martin Beech is a Professor and Department Head of Astronomy at Campion College, The University of Regina, Canada. He has an MSc from Sussex, UK, and earned his PhD at Western Ontario. He has written several books for Springer, including The Pillars of Creation:Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling (2017) and Alpha Centauri: Unveiling the Secrets of Our Nearest Stellar Neighbor (2015).

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Martin Beech is a Professor and Department Head of Astronomy at Campion College, The University of Regina, Canada. He has an MSc from Sussex, UK, and earned his PhD at Western Ontario. He has written several books for Springer, including The Pillars of Creation:Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling (2017) and Alpha Centauri: Unveiling the Secrets of Our Nearest Stellar Neighbor (2015).

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