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Unsolved problems in stellar evolution : Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 4-7, 1998

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Series: Space Telescope Science Institute symposium series, 12
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available on stellar structure and evolution, with a special emphasis on currently unsolved problems.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Livio
ISBN: 0521780918 9780521780919
OCLC Number: 488884240
Description: viii, 303 p.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Pre-main-sequence evolution; 3. Low-mass young stellar objects; 4. Massive star formation: the role of bipolar outflows; 5. Observation and theory of the initial stellar mass function; 6. Brown dwarfs: from mythical to ubiquitous; 7. Applications of accurate masses, Radii and Luminosities; 8. Science results for stellar structure and evolution from Hipparcos; 9. Solar neutrinos; 10. Asteroseismology; 11. Input physics and parameters: accretion and losses of mass and angular momentum; 12. Why stars evolve to giant Radii; 13. Abundance anomalies in stars: a 30-minute tour of the HR diagram; 14. Winds and mass-loss of hot stars; 15. Mass loss from cool stars; 16. Selected problems in binary stellar-evolution theory; 17. White dwarf stars; 18. The pistol star and massive stars in the galactic center; 19. FG Sge - an update; 20. The Nebula around the carbon star IRC+10216; Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Space Telescope Science Institute symposium series, 12
Responsibility: Ed. by Mario Livio

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