stellar physics

New Release for Kindle: Introduction to Stars – Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse

I’m happy to announce my new e-book release “Introduction to Stars – Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse” (126 pages, $ 2.99). It contains the basics of how stars are born, what mechanisms power them, how they evolve and why they often die a spectacular death, leaving only a remnant of highly exotic matter. The book also delves into the methods used by astronomers to gather information from the light reaching us through the depth of space. No prior knowledge is required to follow the text and no mathematics beyond the very basics of algebra is used.

If you are interested in learning more, click the cover to get to the Amazon product page:

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Here’s the table of contents:

Gathering Information
Introduction
Spectrum and Temperature
Gaps in the Spectrum
Doppler Shift

The Life of a Star
Introduction
Stellar Factories
From Protostar to Star
Main Sequence Stars
Giant Space Onions

The Death of a Star
Introduction
Slicing the Space Onion
Electron Degeneracy
Extreme Matter
Supernovae
Black Holes

Appendix
Answers
Excerpt
Sources and Further Reading

Enjoy the reading experience!