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Stars and Stellar Processes

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This textbook offers a modern approach to the physics of stars, assuming only undergraduate-level preparation in mathematics and physics, and minimal prior knowledge of astronomy. It starts with a concise review of introductory concepts in astronomy, before covering the nuclear processes and energy transport in stellar interiors, and stellar evolution from star formation to the common stellar endpoints as white dwarfs and neutron stars. In addition to the standard material, the author also discusses more contemporary topics that students will find engaging, such as neutrino oscillations and the MSW resonance, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, advanced nucleosynthesis, neutron stars, black holes, cosmology, and gravitational waves. With hundreds of worked examples, explanatory boxes, and problems with solutions, this textbook provides a solid foundation for learning either in a classroom setting or through self-study.


'This is a long-sought after textbook that I very much look forward to owning myself, and using for upper level undergraduate courses as well as in preparing lectures for graduate courses. The author's attention to detail-with-clarity begins in Chapter 1, and continues throughout the text. Most enjoyable are the new modern versions of several classic figures in the field.'

Lynne Hillenbrand - California Institute of Technology

'A very comprehensive textbook on stellar physics with plenty of up-to-date topics. The only book needed for an advanced undergraduate level stellar physics course.'

Stephen Chi-Yung Ng - University of Hong Kong

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