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Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis


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List of FiguresList of TablesPreface1Introduction12Abundances of Nuclei43Some Aspects of Nuclear Physics484Nuclear Reaction Networks925Cosmological Nucleosynthesis1186Some Properties of Stars1467Hydrogen-Burning Stars1828Helium-Burning Stars2229Explosive Nucleosynthesis24910Neutrino-Cooled Stars28411Thermonuclear Explosions32412Gravitational Collapse38113Supernovae41414Galactic Evolution459App. A Solar System Abundances519App. B Equations of State532App. C Stellar Structure548App. D Supernova Light Curves558References573Index595

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David Arnett is a Regents Professor at the University of Arizona and an astrophysicist at the Steward Observatory. He has been an active contributor to the development of a quantitative understanding of the birth of the elements and the death of stars, with particular interests in the use of computers in science, and in the interface between physics and astronomy.


"The book is delightful reading... the best available source of material on supernova physics for the graduate student."--A.G.W. Cameron, Nature "This well-illustrated and well-referenced volume is an extremely valuable addition to the astronomical literature."--New Scientist

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