Donald D. Clayton's Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis remains the standard work on the subject, a popular textbook for students in astronomy and astrophysics and a rich sourcebook for researchers. The basic principles of physics as they apply to the origin and evolution of stars and physical processes of the stellar interior are thoroughly and systematically set out. Clayton's new preface, which includes commentary and selected references to the recent literature, reviews the most important research carried out since the book's original publication in 1968.... course in a division of physics, astronomy, or space science are a senior introduction to modern physics and graduate quantum mechanics, although I have arranged material so ... The basic thermodynamic and astronomical concepts have been introduced as needed within each discussion. ... The problems and answers I have placed within the text have been found helpful in assimilating the material. ... The region of overlap between those disciplines is called nuclear astrophysics.
|Title||:||Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis|
|Author||:||Donald D. Clayton|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 1968|