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Mestel, Leon

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Works: 17 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 1,037 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Leon Mestel
 
Most widely held works by Leon Mestel
Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics by Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics (1990, Brighton) Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetohydrodynamics : Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, fourth advanced course by Leon Mestel( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 91 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 18 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

Relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics : Joint symposium : Papers( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmical magnetism by D Lynden-Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With new observations delineating the large-scale magnetic fields in galaxies and renewed interest in the influence of magnetic fields on star formation and on the collimation of jets this book provides a timely review of cosmic magnetohydrodynamics. The book has a broad sweep, from the theory of the Earth's dynamo through the magnetically dominated Solar corona to the magnetic fields of stars, galaxies quasars and the intergalactic plasma. Particular strong points are the magnetic fields of degenerate stars. Both white dwarfs and the fascinating evolution of neutron stars' magnetic fields are discussed in detail. The book is dedicated to Professor Leon Mestel who has seen the subject grow from its early days to its current flowering on the wealth of new observations described here. Stellar winds, cosmic rays, galactic dynamos, active galactic nuclei and black holes provide a wide range for both scientific imagination and precise deduction. Many of the creators of the subjects have contributed to this volume, which is vital reading for astronomy graduate students with magnetic interests as well as plasma physicists
Expanding quasar envelopes by Rudolf Kippenhahn( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of star formation by Leon Mestel( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures deal mainly with the condensation of self-gravitating masses of gas from cosmic clouds, with special attention to difficulties due to angular momentum and a magnetic field. Emphasis is laid on the dynamical problems of the early stages, before opacity becomes important
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."
William Hunter Mccrea, 1904-1999 by Leon Mestel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sir Fred Hoyle, FRS (1915-2001) by Leon Mestel( )

1 edition published in 2002 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

Roger John Taylor, 1929-1997 by Leon Mestel( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 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

The twentieth-century explosion by Leon Mestel( Recording )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental PhysicsRelativistic astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics : Joint symposium : PapersBiological effects and safety aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
Alternative Names
Leon Mestel astronome britannique

Leon Mestel astrónomo británico

Leon Mestel brit csillagász

Leon Mestel britischer Astronom und Astrophysiker

Leon Mestel Brits astronoom

Leons Mestels

Mestel, L.

Mestel, L. 1927-

Mestel, L. (Leon)

Mestel, L. (Leon), 1927-2017

Леон Местел британский астроном

Местел, Леон

里昂·梅斯特爾

Languages
English (53)

German (1)

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Relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics : Joint symposium : PapersBiological effects and safety aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy