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The Life of Stars.

Author: Giora Shaviv.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giora Shaviv.
ISBN: 1282834630 9781282834637 9783642020889 3642020887
OCLC Number: 732598938
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
1 The Controversy about the Age of the Earth --
1.1 The Pre-Scientific Era --
1.2 Charles Lyell and Jean Fourier --
1.3 Energy Conservation: Helmholtz and Mayer --
1.4 The Source of Solar Energy --
1.5 Charles Darwin --
1.6 Devout Criticism of Darwin --
1.7 Scientific Criticism of Darwin --
1.8 First Attempt to Quantify the Meteor Theory --
1.9 Kelvin --
1.10 The Darwin8211;Kelvin Controversy --
1.11 The Birth of the Theory of Stellar Structure --
1.12 Was Solar Contraction Observed? --
1.13 Is the Sun Really Liquid? --
2 What Stellar Classification Tells Us --
2.1 Secchi. The First Steps --
2.2 Huggins and Lockyer. Scientific Astrophysical Spectroscopy --
2.3 Is There a Universal Abundance? --
2.4 Harvard and Potsdam --
2.5 Vogel. The Helium Stars --
2.6 The Henry Draper Project --
2.7 Oh Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me --
2.8 Anjar Hertzsprung. First Correlations --
2.9 The 1910 Referendum: Science by Popular Vote? --
2.10 Warning Signs --
2.11 Henry Norris Russell --
2.12 The Discussion on the Diagram --
2.13 Summary for 1915 --
3 The Dawn of a New Era --
3.1 The Ultimate Answer to the Earth Age Problem: Radioactivity --
3.2 The Complicated Structure of the Earth --
3.3 The Invention of the Cathode Ray Tube --
3.4 Dispersing Kelvin8217;s Clouds. A New Horizon --
3.5 Rutherford8217;s 1907 Address --
3.6 The Atom Is Mostly Empty --
3.7 Science by Committee --
3.8 New Elements or Misled by the Stars --
3.9 The First Atomic Quantum Theory --
3.10 Kelvin and the Age of the Earth. An Epilog --
3.11 What We Know Today about the Age of the Earth --
3.12 Heat Flow --
4 Towards a Complete Theory of Stellar Structure --
4.1 Eddington. The First Stellar Model with Radiative Transfer --
4.2 Stars Are Gaseous --
4.3 Radiation Pressure Plays a Crucial Role in Stars --
4.4 Basic Astrophysics: The Stars Obey Our Laws of Physics --
4.5 Absorption of Radiation. A Key Issue --
4.6 Two Logical Steps Leading to the Role of Radiation Pressure --
4.7 Is the Contraction Energy Sufficient? --
4.8 Some Surprising Expressions --
4.9 Can We Model the Sun? --
4.10 The Achilles Heel --
4.11 The Second Paper --
4.12 The Mean Molecular Weight --
4.13 Why Is the Molecular Weight Important for a Star? --
4.14 A New Phase of Matter --
4.15 How Much Can a Star Radiate? --
4.16 Variable Stars as Theory Testers --
4.17 Leavitt8217;s Cepheid Variable Observations --
4.18 Some Time Perspectives --
4.19 A Death Blow to the Binary Hypothesis --
4.20 The Theory of Stellar Pulsation --
4.21 Hertzsprung Again. A Small Digression --
4.22 A Confusing Issue. The Bizarre White Dwarfs --
4.23 Can We Already Guess What the Energy Source Might Be? --
4.24 Eddington8217;s Response to Russell --
4.25 The Components of the Nucleus --
4.26 Early Hints --
4.27 Eddington8217;s Presidential Address --
4.27.1 Predicting Saturation in the Absorption --
4.27.2 The Prediction of Nuclear Energy and Transmutation of the Elements --
4.28 Chemical Elements in Equilibrium --
4.29 Eddington Discovers Kramers8217; Law --
4.30 The Universe Has Uniform Composition --
4.31 Hertzsprung Once More. The Observed Mass8211;Luminosity Law --
4.32 Kramers Discovers His Law. --
4.33 Absorption in Strong Radiation Fields --
4.34 Subatomic Energy in Difficulty --
4.35 Saha. Getting the Stellar State --
4.36 The Theoretical Mass821.

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