Advances in Stellar Evolution

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Robert T. Rood, Alvio Renzini
Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1997 - Science - 341 pages
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An understanding of how stars evolve is central to astrophysics. The basic theory is well established. However, the subject has undergone a renaissance in recent years as supercomputers have allowed complex evolutionary models to be developed and compared in great detail with observations from the new generation of telescopes. This timely volume presents the review articles from an international meeting in Elba, Italy, to review how our understanding of stellar evolution has advanced. The book also emphasises the critical role stars have on our understanding of how galaxies evolve. In this book we are provided with both the fundamentals and current research. In this way, it will be an invaluable supplement for graduate students, and a timely review for researchers.
 

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Contents

Fundamentals of Stellar Evolution Star Clusters
1
Why Stars Dont Become Red Giants and Why They
9
Why Stars Become Red Giants
19
GlobularCluster Luminosity and Mass Functions from HST Data
30
From Observations to Theory and Back
38
Three Steps on the Age Ladder
46
Variable Stars
53
The Stellar Population in the Galactic Bulge
55
Timedependent Hydrodynamical Models of Circumstellar Dust Shells around Car
154
Hyades Cluster White Dwarfs and the InitialFinal Mass Relation
169
Neutrino Energy Loss in Stellar Interiors
185
Binary Stars Below the Turnoff in Globular Cluster ColorMagnitude Diagrams
191
Element Diffusion in Novae
206
An Analysis of Longterm Light Curves of Four Novalike Variables
225
On the Evolution of Accreting White Dwarfs with RotationInduced Mixing
245
Presupernova Evolution in Massive Binaries
261

A MultiColor Approach
65
Opisthodromism on the Horizontal Branch?
74
HST Observations of HighDensity Globular Clusters
84
GlobularCluster ColorMagnitude Diagrams with
92
The Cepheid Instability Strip in External Galaxies
105
Pulsational Models for Young Stars of Intermediate Mass
121
Carbon Burning in SAGB Stars
138
How a Massive Star Makes Rings
286
Chemical Abundance Constraints for the Evolution of 1030 MQ Stars
302
Synthetic Spectral Indices for Elliptical Galaxies
315
The FarUltraviolet Radiation from Elliptical Galaxies
323
A Modular Tool
332
Other Papers
341
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