This textbook offers a transparent account of the style during which wisdom in lots of branches of physics, similar to gravitation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, will be mixed to realize an realizing of the constitution and evolution of stars. an important goal is to give the topic as one during which advances are nonetheless being made. the 1st part is an account of the observational homes of stars and a dialogue of the equations that govern their constitution. the second one half discusses contemporary theoretical paintings on stellar evolution. The successes of the idea are under pressure, yet cognizance is additionally attracted to phenomena that aren't thoroughly understood. this can be a new version of a widely-used textbook first released in 1970. New issues comprise mass loss from stars and shut binary stars.
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