Each of the three books can be used as an independent textbook. Together they give a complete introductory account of our present knowledge of stars. The author is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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"...an excellent introduction to analytical methods and comparison with observations." Virginia Trimble, Comments on AstrophysicsVom Verlag:
This comprehensive textbook conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. The stellar atmosphere emits the light which we see. The only layers of a star where we can get direct information about temperature, pressure and composition are in the atmosphere. This complete account first introduces stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures. This is followed by a full discussion of radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere, which leads to descriptions of line formation, the spectrum of hydrogen, and spectral analysis. Finally the structural components that are accessible, such as the convestion zone, chromosphere, corona, and mass outflow are described. The book will interest any student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics who needs to learn about stellar atmospheres.
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