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The origin and evolution of planetary nebulae

Author: Sun Kwok
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge astrophysics series, 33
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authoritative volume providing a comprehensive review of the origin and evolution of planetary nebulae. Covers all the stages of their evolution, carefully synthesizes observations from across the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sun Kwok
ISBN: 0521623138 9780521623131 9780511529504 0511529503
OCLC Number: 849899434
Notes: Series no. on cover and spine: 31.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Preface; 1. History and overview; 2. Ionization structure of planetary nebulae; 3. Nebular line radiation; 4. Nebular continuum radiation; 5. The neutral gas component; 6. The dust component; 7. Observations of the central star of planetary nebulae; 8. Morphologies of planetary nebulae; 9. Problems and questions; 10. Asymptotic giant branch stars - progenitors of planetary nebulae; 11. Evolution of the central stars; 12. Formation of planetary nebulae; 13. Dynamical evolution of planetary nebulae; 14. Proto-planetary nebulae - the transition objects; 15. Evolution to the white dwarf stage; 16. Distances to planetary nebulae; 17. Comparison between evolutionary models and observations; 18. PN in the galactic context; 19. Chemical abundances; 20. Planetary nebulae in other galaxies; 21. Concluding remarks; References; Appendix: list of symbols and abbreviations; Subject index.
Series Title: Cambridge astrophysics series, 33
Responsibility: Sun Kwok.

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