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Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies

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ISBN-10: 3540431020

ISBN-13: 9783540431022

Edition: 2002

Authors: F. Palla, H. Zinnecker, A. Maeder, G. Meynet, G. Herbig

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Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies is a complete text on the modern theory of star formation. It presents articles on the fascinating problem of star formation from interstellar matter, giving an overview of present day theories and observations.
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List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Historical Introduction. Star Formation: the Early History
Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters
Initial Conditions of Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution
The Classical Theory of Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution
Basic Results
The Impact of Star Formation
Protostellar Collapse: the Mass Accretion Rate
Classical Collapse Models
More Realistic Models
Protostellar Evolution
Central D-Burning
Radiative Barrier
The Onset of D-Shell Burning and Gravitational Contraction
The Stellar Birthline
Effects of the Accretion Flow
Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution
Evolutionary Models
Protostellar Initial Conditions
Stellar Structure Equations
Equation of State
Treatment of Convection
Nuclear Reactions
The H-R Diagram
Low-Mass Stars: 0.1 <$$>
Intermediate-Mass Stars: 2 <$$>
Massive Stars: <$$>
Tests to PMS Evolutionary Diagrams
Comparison of Tracks
The Low-Mass M Dwarfs and the End of the Main Sequence
Derivation of Observable Quantities from Evolutionary Tracks
Pre-Main-Sequence Binaries
Physical Processes in PMS Stars
Lithium Depletion in Young Stars
Rotation and Depletion
Spectroscopic Classification Based on Lithium
Lithium and Brown Dwarfs
Mass Accretion in Young Stars
Disk Accretion
Effects on Evolutionary Tracks
Rotation and PMS Evolution
Rotational Properties of Young Stars
Structural Effects
Pulsational Instabilities in PMS Stars
The Input Models
The Instability Strip
PMS Evolution of Clusters and Associations
High Mass Star Formation
The Search for Massive Protostars
The Evolution of Ultracompact Hll Regions
Clustering of Young Stars
Clustering and Mass Segregation
Effects on the Environment
Clustering and Binary Formation
Clustering and Star Formation Efficiency
Clustering and the IMF
Stellar Populations in Clusters and Associations
H-R Diagrams
Star Formation Histories
The Post-T Tauri Problem
Observations of Young Stellar Objects (YSO)
How to Find Young Stars and Protostars
Disks, Jets and Protostars
A VLT/ISAAC Study of Circumstellar Disks and Envelopes Around YSOs
Scientific Rationale
Immediate Objective
Telescope Justification
Infrared H(2) Imaging of the Highly Symmetric Proto-stellar Jets HH212 and HH111
Scientific Background: Star Formation and Herbig-Haro Jets
Scientific Goals
The Need for HST
An Unbiased mm Continuum Survey for Protostellar Outflow Sources in the Orion A Cloud
The Need for an Unbiased Millimetre Survey for Protostellar Outflow Sources
Framework: A Survey for Jets and Protostars in L1641
Technical Details
Mid-Infrared Imaging of Deeply Embedded Protostellar Sources in the Orion A Cloud
Scientific Justification
Why Do We Need Mid-Infrared Observations at Keck?
Technical Remarks
A Study of Faint Disks Around X-ray Selected Young Low-Mass Stars in an OB Association
Description of the Proposed Programme
Young Binaries
Statistics of Young Binary Stars: Implications for (Binary) Star Formation
Young Binary Stars: Why Care?
Observational Methods
Future Prospects
Low-Mass Binary Companions to Intermediate-Mass Stars in the Sco-Cen OB Association
Description of the Proposed Programme
Multiplicity of Massive Stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster and Implications on Their Formation Mechanism
Low Mass Stellar Content of Young Star Clusters and Associations
The Low-Mass Initial Mass Function in the Upper Scorpius OB Association
Scientific Justification
The Full Population of T Tauri Stars of the Young Stellar Cluster IC 348
Scientific Justification
Technical Feasibility
A Study of the Low-Mass Stellar Population in the Galactic Starburst Region NGC 3603
Description of the Proposed Programme
Required Observing Time
The Low-Mass Pre-MS Stellar Content of the 30 Dor Starburst Cluster
Scientific Background
Previous Work
Summary of the Scientific Goals and Method
The Need for NICMOS/HST
Description of the Observations
Appendix: The Suite of Large Ground-Based Telescopes
Subject Index