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Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars : the Physics of Compact Objects.

Author: Shapiro, Stuart L.; Saul A Teukolsky
Publisher: Wiley VCH 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects. The latest astronomical data is assessed. Over 250 exercises.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shapiro, Stuart L.; Saul A Teukolsky
OCLC Number: 746575828
Description: 1 online resource (663)
Contents: Cover --
Copyright --
Preface --
Contents --
Chapter 1. Star Deaths and the Formation of Compact Objects --
1.1 What are Compact Objects? --
1.2 The Formation of Compact Objects --
1.3 The Statistics of Stellar Births and Deaths --
Chapter 2. Cold Equation of State Below Neutron Drip --
2.1 Thermodynamic Preliminaries --
2.2 Results from Kinetic Theory --
2.3 Equation of State of a Completely Degenerate, Ideal Fermi Gas --
2.4 Electrostatic Corrections to the Equation of State --
2.5 Inverse 223;-decay: the Ideal, Cold n-p-e Gas --
2.6 Beta Equilibrium Between Relativistic Electrons and Nuclei: The Harrison-Wheeler Equation of State --
2.7 The Baym8211;Pethick8211;Sutherland Equation of State --
Chapter 3. White Dwarfs --
3.1 History of the Theory of White Dwarfs --
3.2 The Onset of Degeneracy --
3.3 Polytropes --
3.4 The Chandrasekhar Limit --
3.5 Improvements to the Chandrasekhar White Dwarf Models --
3.6 Comparison with Observations: Masses and Radii --
3.7 Pycnonuclear Reactions --
Chapter 4. Cooling of White Dwarfs --
4.1 Structure of the Surface Layers --
4.2 Elementary Treatment of White Dwarf Cooling --
4.3 Crystallization and the Melting Temperature --
4.4 Heat Capacity of the Coulomb Lattice --
4.5 Refined Treatment of White Dwarf Cooling --
4.6 Comparison with Observations --
Chapter 5. General Relativity --
5.2 What is General Relativity? --
5.2 The Motion of Test Particles --
5.3 The Gravitational Redshift --
5.4 The Weak-Field Limit --
5.5 Geometrized Units --
5.6 Spherically Symmetric Gravitational Fields --
5.7 Spherical Stars --
Chapter 6. The Equilibrium and Stability of Fluid Configurations --
6.1 Basic Fluid Equations --
6.2 Lagrangian and Eulerian Perturbations --
6.3 Perturbations of Integral Quantities --
6.4 Equilibrium from an Extremum of the Energy --
6.5 Perturbations about Equilibrium --
6.6 Lagrangian for the Perturbations --
6.7 Stability Criteria --
6.8 Turning-Points and the Onset of Instability --
6.9 General Relativistic Stability Analysis --
6.10 White Dwarf Stability in General Relativity --
Chapter 7. Rotation and Magnetic Fields --
7.1 The Equations of Magnetohydrodynamics --
7.2 Magnetic White Dwarfs --
7.3 Rotating Configurations: The Maclaurin Spheroids --
7.4 Rotating White Dwarfs --
7.5 Stability Criteria for Rotating Stars --
Chapter 8. Cold Equation of State Above Neutron Drip --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 The Baym8211;Bethe8211;Pethick Equation of State --
8.3 The Nucleon8211;Nucleon Interaction --
8.4 Saturation of Nuclear Forces --
8.5 Dependence of the NN Potential on the Nucleon Separation --
8.6 The Yukawa Potential --
8.7 Hartree Analysis --
8.8 Hartree8211;Fock Analysis --
8.9 Correlation Effects --
8.10 The Bethe8211;Johnson Equation of State --
8.11 Unresolved Issues: The / Resonance --
8.12 Unresolved Issues: Pion Condensation --
8.13 Unresolved Issues: Ultrahigh Densities --
8.14 Unresolved Issues: Quark Matter --
Chapter 9. Neutron Star Models: Masses and Radii --
9.1 Neutron Stars: History of the Idea and Discovery --
9.2 Ideal Gas Equation of State in the Nuclear Domain --
9.3 Realistic Theoretical Models --
9.4 Observations of Neutron Star Masses --
9.5 The Maximum Mass --
9.6 The Effects of Rotation --
Chapter 10. Pulsars --
10.1 History and Discovery --
10.2 Are Pulsars Really.

Abstract:

This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects. The latest astronomical data is assessed. Over 250 exercises.

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