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The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution

Proceedings
Edited By: Charles J Lada and Nikolaos D Kylafis
746 pages, B/w plates, figs, tabs
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The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution is a collection of tutorial reviews which critically and systematically discuss the current state of knowledge concerning the entire scope of our understanding of the physics of star formation and early stellar evolution: from the origin of giant molecular clouds to the arrival of young stars on the zero age main sequence. The chapters are written at the graduate student level by an international group of twenty-one distinguished researchers, the emphasis being placed on fundamentals rather than recent results. This book provides a rigorous treatment of the basic empirical and theoretical foundations of modern star formation research. The authors have put together a unique reference book based on their own pioneering research in those fields. This book is intended for use as a primary or adjunct text for a graduate course on star formation and early stellar evolution or as a basic reference for the professional scientist interested in obtaining a background in this area of inquiry.

Contents

I: Physics of Giant Molecular Clouds: Origin, Structure, and Evolution. Star Forming Giant Molecular Clouds; L. Blitz. The Origin and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds; B.G. Elmegreen. Cosmic Magnetism and the Basic Physics of the Early Stages of Star Formation; T.Ch. Mouschovias. II: The Physics of Star Formation. OB Associations and the Fossil Record of Star Formation; A. Blaauw. Physical Conditions and Heating/Cooling Processes in High Mass Star Formation Regions; R. Genzel. Newly Formed Massive Stars; E. Churchwell. Masers and Star Formation; N.D. Kylafis. The Physical Conditions of Low Mass Star Forming Regions; J. Cernicharo. The Formation of Low Mass Stars: Observations; C.J. Lada. The Formation of Low Mass Stars: Theory; F.H. Shu. Numerical Studies of Cloud Collapse; W.M. Tscharnutter. Binary Star Formation; J.E. Pringle. Single-Stage Fragmentation and a Modern Theory of Star Formation; T.Ch. Mouschovias. III: Physics of Early Stellar Evolution and Stellar Winds. Molecular Outflows: Observed Properties; J. Bally, A.P. Lane. Herbig-Haro Objects; B. Reipurth. The Physics of Disk Winds; R.E. Pudritz, G. Gomez de Castro, A.I. Gomez de Castro. Ionized Winds from Young Stellar Objects; N. Panagia. The Physics of Neutral Winds from Low Mass Young Stellar Objects; A. Natta, C. Giovanardi. Eposodic Phenomena in Early Stellar Evolution; L. Hartmann. Properties and Models of T Tauri Stars; C. Bertout, G. Basri. The X-Ray and Radio Properties of Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars; T. Montmerle. Polarization of Light and Models of the Circumstellar Environment of Young Stellar Objects; P. Bastien. Index.

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Proceedings
Edited By: Charles J Lada and Nikolaos D Kylafis
746 pages, B/w plates, figs, tabs
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It is therefore a book for researchers, but, perhaps more importantly, it is also a very good textbook, in the best sense of that word, for advance students in astrophysics. British Astronomical Association

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