Polytropes: Applications in Astrophysics and Related Fields

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 2, 2006 - Science - 724 pages
This book provides the most complete academic treatment on the application of polytropes ever published. It is primarily intended for students and scientists working in Astrophysics and related fields. It provides a full overview of past and present research results and is an indispensible guide for everybody wanting to apply polytropes.
 

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Contents

Polytropic and Adiabatic Processes
1
Undistorted Polytropes
27
Distorted Polytropes
137
Relativistic Polytropes
287
Stability and Oscillations
341
Further Applications to Polytropes
549
Acknowledgments
666
Appendix C
672
Subject Index
714
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