Rudolf Kippenhahn born 24 May , in Pernink , Czechoslovakia is a German astrophysicist and science author. Rudolf Kippenhahn originally studied mathematics and physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg before changing to Astronomy. His books cover such diverse topics as astronomy, cryptology and atomic physics. In the year , Kippenhahn was honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society with the Eddington medal for his scientific research into the computation of the structure of star and of stellar evolution.
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Authors: Kippenhahn , Rudolf, Weigert , Alfred. The attempt to understand the physics of the structure of stars and their change in time - their evolution - has been bothering many physicists and astronomers ever since the last century.
This long chain of successful research is well documented not only by numerous papers in the corresponding journals but also by a series of books. Some of them are so excellently written that despite their age they can still be recommended, and not only as documents of the state of the art at that time. A few outstanding examples are the books of R. Emden , A. Eddington , S. Chandrasekhar , and M. Schwarzschild But our science has rapidly expanded in the last few decades, and new aspects have emerged which could not even be anticipated, say, 30 years ago and which today have to be carefully explored.
This does not mean, however, that our ambition is to present a complete account of the latest and most refined numerical results.
This can well be left to the large and growing number of excellent review articles. The present book is intended rather to be a textbook that will help students and teachers to understand these results as far as possible and present them in a simple and clear manner.
We know how difficult this is since we ourselves have tried for the largest part of our scientific career to understand "how the stars work" - and then to make others believe it. From the reviews " In my opinion, this one is the best. Baker, Columbia University "Kippenhahn and Weigert's work compares favorably with the few similar works, many of which are now out of date.
It is superior to some others in eschewing elegance of mathematical analysis in favor of a comprehensive understanding of the observed and deduced properties of stars, from their initial formation to their final collapse. Only valid for books with an ebook version.
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This long-awaited second edition of the classical textbook on Stellar Structure and Evolution by Kippenhahn and Weigert is a thoroughly revised version of the original text. Taking into account modern observational constraints as well as additional physical effects such as mass loss and diffusion, Achim Weiss and Rudolf Kippenhahn have succeeded in bringing the book up to the state-of-the-art with respect to both the presentation of stellar physics and the presentation and interpretation of current sophisticated stellar models. The well-received and proven pedagogical approach of the first edition has been retained. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the physics of the stellar interior and the underlying fundamental processes and parameters.
Stellar Structure and Evolution