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Mestel, Leon

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Works: 28 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 896 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: QB817.5, 523.82
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Most widely held works by Leon Mestel
Stellar magnetism by Leon Mestel ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stellar magnetism is the study of the magnetic field of the sun and other stars and is a rapidly developing field of astrophysics. This book offers an authoritative account of the field
Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics by Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetohydrodynamics : Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, fourth advanced course by Leon Mestel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomy, a mirror to physics by Leon Mestel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmical magnetism : contributed papers in honour of Professor L Mestel, FRS : NATO Advanced Study Institute, 5-9 July 1993, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge by NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Cosmical Magnetism ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetohydrodynamics by Leon Mestel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetohydrodynamics : Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics Fourth Advanced Course [Saas-Fee April 1-6, 1974] ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probelms of star formation; seminars delivered during February and March 1962 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton by Leon Mestel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the thermal generation of toroidal magnetic fields in rotating stars by Leon Mestel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biermann (Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung, 5a, 65(1950)) has shown that, in a rotating star without any initial magnetic field, the electron partial pressure slowly generates a toroidal magnetic field of considerable strength. The problem is here reconsidered, assuming the star to have a primeval magnetic field, with its poloidal component very much weaker than the toroidal field predicted by Biermann. It is shown that the interaction of the magnetic torque an th rot ion fi ld is sufficient to ensure that the electron pressure has negligible eff ct, whet r or not there is meridian circulation of matter inside the star. (Author)
Relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics : Joint symposium : Papers by Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativisitic Astrophysics ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems of star formation by Leon Mestel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetohydrodynamics : Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, fourth advanced course [in Saas Fee April 1 - 6] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetohydrodynamics : 4th advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Arthur Stanley Eddington : pioneer of stellar structure theory by Leon Mestel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In 1920, Eddington pointed to the fusion of four hydrogen atoms into a helium atom as the likely energy source supplying the observed stellar luminosity. In his monumental Internal Constitution of the Stars, he argued that the luminosity could be predicted from the equations of hydrostatic equilibrium and radiative transfer. By means of a draconian approximation, which required the energy E liberated per gram to be effectively uniform through the star, he produced his 'standard model', with the luminosity strongly dependent on the mass. Application of his theory to the observed Main Sequence confirmed this, but required also that the central temperature increase only moderately with mass, implying that E is a strong function of temperature. This was subsequently vindicated by thermonuclear theory, but contradicts his approximation. Later work showed that his Mass-Luminosity relation is really a Mass-Luminosity-Radius relation in disguise, but with only a weak dependence on the radius. Radiative transfer effectively fixes the luminosity, and the energy balance condition fixes the radius. To get agreement with the observed luminosity, stellar material must have a substantial hydrogen content. Eddington's theory does not apply to the high-density. low-luminosity white dwarf stars. He was delighted at Fowler's application of the Pauli Exclusion Principle to show that even at zero temperature, the effectively free gas of degenerate electrons exerts a pressure able to balance the enormous gravitational force. But he never accepted the Stoner-Anderson-Chandrasekhar relativistic extension, with its prediction of a limiting mass, beyond which no cold body can exist in equilibrium. However, his claim that the Fowler equation of state remained valid at all densities failed to carry conviction: 'relativistic degeneracy' is now an essential part of our picture of stellar evolution, ensuring that we can account for the synthesis of the more massive elements, the occurrence of supernovae, the formation of neutron stars, and collapse into a black hole state."
Expanding quasar envelopes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The twentieth-century explosion by Leon Mestel ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On the galactic law of rotation by Leon Mestel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Astrophysical applications of magnetohydrodynamics by Stanford University ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pulsars as physics laboratories ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Biological effects and safety aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mestel, L.
Mestel, L. (Leon)
Mestel, L. (Leon), 1927-
Languages
English (72)
German (1)
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