9780486498553

Stellar Evolution, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Nucleogenesis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486498553

  • ISBN10:

    0486498557

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

This work stands as a key foundation in the development of nuclear astrophysics. Available in an affordable paperback edition for the very first time, it addresses interrelated questions What are stars? How does the sun shine? Why is gold so rare? and Where did the elements come from? that have puzzled observers from time immemorial.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Development of the Galaxies
3. Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams
4. Physical Conditions in Stellar Interiors
5. Thermonuclear Reaction Rates
6. Hydrogen thermonuclear Reactions
7. Steallar Evolution
8. Helium Thermonuclear Reaction
9. The Abundances of the Elements
10. Neutron-Capture Cross Sections
11. Neutron Capture on a Slow Time Scale
12. Heavey-Ion Thermonuclear Reactions
13. Photonuclear Reactions on a Slow Time Scale
14. Nuclear Reations in Statistical Equilibrium
15. Supernova Explosions
16. Thermonuclear Reactions on a Fast Time Scale
17. Analysis of Nuclide Abundances
18. Nuclear Reactions in Stellar Surfaces
 

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