The Resource What are the Stars?, by Ganesan Srinivasan, (electronic resource)

What are the Stars?, by Ganesan Srinivasan, (electronic resource)

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What are the Stars?
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What are the Stars?
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by Ganesan Srinivasan
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eng
Summary
The outstanding question in astronomy at the turn of the twentieth century was: What are the stars and why are they as they are? In this volume, the story of how the answer to this fundamental question was unravelled is narrated in an informal style, with emphasis on the underlying physics. Although the foundations of astrophysics were laid down by 1870, and the edifice was sufficiently built up by 1920, the definitive proof of many of the prescient conjectures made in the 1920s and 1930s came to be established less than ten years ago. This book discusses these recent developments in the context of discussing the nature of the stars, their stability and the source of the energy they radiate. Reading this book will get young students excited about the presently unfolding revolution in astronomy and the challenges that await them in the world of physics, engineering and technology. General readers will also find the book appealing for its highly accessible narrative of the physics of stars. “... The readers will find Dr Srinivasan, an internationally acclaimed leader in this enterprise, to be a clear and enthusiastic guide to the wonders and mysteries of the cosmos.” Lord Martin Rees Astronomer Royal Master of Trinity College, Cambridge “I know of no comparable book in the present-day literature that so successfully conveys the excitement of the development of ideas pertaining to the physics of stars, including the newest discoveries, and at the same time explains the fundamentals so well.” E. P. J. van den Heuvel Professor of Astrophysics Winner of the Spinoza and Descartes Prizes University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Srinivasan, Ganesan
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QB460-466
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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What are the Stars?, by Ganesan Srinivasan, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacontent
Contents
The Present Revolution in Astronomy: An Overview -- What Are the Stars? -- Stars as Globes of Gas -- Eddington’s Theory of the Stars -- Why Are the Stars as They Are? -- Energy Generation in the Stars -- Sounds of the Sun -- The Smoking Gun is Finally Found
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unknown
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XLV, 177 p. 105 illus.
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electronic
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9783642453021
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-642-45302-1
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-45302-1
Label
What are the Stars?, by Ganesan Srinivasan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Present Revolution in Astronomy: An Overview -- What Are the Stars? -- Stars as Globes of Gas -- Eddington’s Theory of the Stars -- Why Are the Stars as They Are? -- Energy Generation in the Stars -- Sounds of the Sun -- The Smoking Gun is Finally Found
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XLV, 177 p. 105 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642453021
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-45302-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-642-45302-1

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