Theory of Stellar Atmospheres  : An Introduction to Astrophysical Non-equilibrium Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis

Theory Of Stellar Atmospheres : An Introduction To Astrophysical Non-equilibrium Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis

by Ivan Hubeny , Dimitri Mihalas
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ISBN
1400852730
Pages
944 Pages
Published
Princeton University Press , 26.10.2014
Publisher
Princeton University Press
This book provides an in-depth and self-contained treatment of the latest advances achieved in quantitative spectroscopic analyses of the observable outer layers of stars and similar objects. Written by two leading researchers in the field, it presents a comprehensive account of both the physical foundations and numerical methods of such analyses. The book is ideal for astronomers who want to acquire deeper insight into the physical foundations of the theory of stellar atmospheres, or who want to learn about modern computational techniques for treating radiative transfer in non-equilibrium situations. It can also serve as a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the discipline for graduate students.Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the fieldCovers computational methods as well as the underlying physicsServes as an ideal reference book for researchers and a rigorous yet accessible textbook for graduate studentsAn online illustration package is available to professors at press.princeton.edu

Ivan Hubeny is a senior research scientist at the Steward Observatory and adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Dimitri Mihalas (1939–2013) was an astrophysicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His many books include Stellar Atmospheres and Foundations of Radiation Hydrodynamics.

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