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Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

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.

634 pages | 6.40 x 8.90 | © 1968, 1983

Physical Sciences: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics

Table of Contents

Preface - 1983
Preface - 1968
1. A Physical Introduction to the Stars
2. Thermodynamic State of the Stellar Interior
3. Energy Transport in the Stellar Interior
4. Thermonuclear Reaction Rates
5. Major Nuclear Burning Stages in Stellar Evolution
6. Calculation of Stellar Structure
7. Synthesis of the Heavy Elements

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