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Author Arnett, David, 1940-

Title Supernovae and nucleosynthesis : an investigation of the history of matter, from the big bang to the present / David Arnett.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  523.1 ARNE {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 598 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton series in astrophysics.
Princeton series in astrophysics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-594) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Abundances of Nuclei -- 3. Some Aspects of Nuclear Physics -- 4. Nuclear Reaction Networks -- 5. Cosmological Nucleosynthesis -- 6. Some Properties of Stars -- 7. Hydrogen-Burning Stars -- 8. Helium-Burning Stars -- 9. Explosive Nucleosynthesis -- 10. Neutrino-Cooled Stars -- 11. Thermonuclear Explosions -- 12. Gravitational Collapse -- 13. Supernovae -- 14. Galactic Evolution -- App. A Solar System Abundances -- App. B Equations of State -- App. C Stellar Structure -- App. D Supernova Light Curves.
Summary This book is intended to be what was well described by Prof. S. Chandrasekhar in reference to his own goals for scientific books: '...a certain viewpoint of the field, written by one who has been an active participant in its development...' The subject is the synthesis and evolution of atomic nuclei, by thermonuclear reactions, from the Big Bang to the present.
Subject Cosmology.
Stars -- Evolution.
Nuclear astrophysics.
ISBN 0691011486 (alk. paper)
0691011478 (paperback: alk. paper)