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The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics

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The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics

The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics

This book covers the following topics: Introduction and Fundamental Principles, Basic Assumptions, Theorems, and Polytropes, Sources and Sinks of Energy, Flow of Energy through the Star and Construction of Stellar Models, Theory of Stellar Evolution, Relativistic Stellar Structure, Structure of Distorted Stars, Stellar Pulsation and Oscillation, The Flow of Radiation Through the Atmosphere, Solution of the Equation of Radiative Transfer, Environment of the Radiation Field, Construction of a Model Stellar Atmosphere, Formation of Spectral Lines, Shape of Spectral Lines, Breakdown of Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Beyond the Normal Stellar Atmosphere.

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