Cauldrons in the Cosmos

Cauldrons in the Cosmos

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Nuclear astrophysics is, in essence, a science that attempts to understand and explain the physical universe beyond the Earth by studying its smallest particles. Cauldrons in the Cosmos, by Claus E. Rolfs and William S. Rodney, serves as a basic introduction to these endeavors. From the major discoveries in the field to a discussion of the makeup of stars to an explanation of standard lab techniques, this text provides students and scientists alike a thorough and fascinating survey of the accomplishments, goals, and methods of nuclear astrophysics. A classic in its field, Cauldrons in the Cosmos will surely remain an important reference in nuclear astrophysics for years to come. qOne could not wish for a better account of the current state of knowledge (and uncertainty) about nuclear reactions in€”B. E. J. Pagel, Nature qWritten in an informal style that those uninitiated into the jargon of nuclear astrophysics and astronomy will find readable and illuminating. . . . A useful and long-awaited introduction to nuclear€”G. J. Mathews, Science1.24), called the Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram in honor of both astronomers. The most significant feature of the H-R diagram is that the stars are not uniformly distributed all over this diagram but rather cluster in certain areas. The majorityanbsp;...

Title:Cauldrons in the Cosmos
Author:Claus E. Rolfs, William S. Rodney
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1988-01


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