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Stellar evolution books

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  1. Dec 22, 2016 #1
    hello PF,
    I want to know more about stellar evolution and about the end of the star's life.
    I want something that is not very superficial as i get bored when the content is not really deep.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2016 #2

    Bandersnatch

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    What is your background knowledge? Are you looking for a textbook or a popular book?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2016 #3

    Ken G

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    The bible on that is Kippenhahn and Wiegert, Stellar Structure and Evolution.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2016 #4
    I would prefer a textbook, I finished my first semester as a sophomore , so i have finished Calc. 3 and took an advanced course on electricity and magnetism.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2016 #5

    Vanadium 50

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    I don't think there is much at that level. There's a very narrow window between sophomore year and first year graduate student, so there is little motivation to put in the huge effort it takes to write a book with such a small market.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2016 #6

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    I think Dina Prialnik's 'An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution' is aimed exactly at this market. As she mentions in the preface, it's aimed at second-year students in the physics and planetary sciences courses.
     
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