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Title An introduction to the sun and stars / edited by Simon F. Green and Mark H. Jones ; authors, J. Simon Clark [and 3 others] ; including material updated from contributions by S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell [and 3 others].

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press in association with the Open University, 2015.
©2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  523.8 INTR    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Physical description 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Seeing The Sun. 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Seeing the Sun's surface -- 1.3. Seeing the Sun's inner atmosphere -- 1.4. Seeing the Sun's outer atmosphere -- 1.5. Summary of Chapter 1 -- 2. The Working Sun. 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. Inside the Sun -- 2.3. Solar activity -- 2.4. The Sun in space -- 2.5. Summary of Chapter 2 -- 3. Measuring Stars. 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Stars in space -- 3.3. The stars as bodies -- 3.4. Measuring stellar masses and radii using binary stars -- 3.5. Stellar spectroscopy -- 3.6. Summary of Chapter 3 -- 4. Comparing Stars. 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram -- 4.3. Observing through the interstellar medium -- 4.4. Summary of Chapter 4 -- 5. The Formation Of Stars. 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Conception -- 5.3. Starbirth -- 5.4. Summary of Chapter 5 -- 6. The Main Sequence Life Of Stars. 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Stellar structure -- 6.3. Nuclear reactions -- 6.4. Stellar masses -- 6.5. Summary of Chapter 6 -- 7. The Life Of Stars Beyond The Main Sequence. 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Post main sequence lifetime of low-mass stars -- 7.3. Post main sequence lifetime of high-mass stars -- 7.4. The influence of binarity -- 7.5. Summary of Chapter 7 -- 8. The Death Of Stars. 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. The death of low-mass stars -- 8.3. The death of high-mass stars - supernovae and related events -- 8.4. Feeding the interstellar medium -- 8.5. Summary of Chapter 8 -- 9. The Remnants of Stars. 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. White dwarfs -- 9.3. Neutron stars -- 9.4. Black holes -- 9.5. Stellar remnants in binary systems -- 9.6. Gamma-ray bursts -- 9.7. Summary of Chapter 9.
Local note CO1503012
Other author Green, S. F., editor.
Jones, Mark H. (Mark Henry), editor.
Clark, J. Simon, author.
Open University.
Subject Stars -- Textbooks.
Astronomy -- Textbooks.
Sun -- Textbooks.
ISBN 9781107492639 (paperback)
1107492637 (paperback)