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Author Pagel, B. E. J. (Bernard Ephraim Julius)
Title Nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of galaxies / Bernard Pagel.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2009]
Edition Second edition.

Author Pagel, B. E. J. (Bernard Ephraim Julius)
Subject Galaxies -- Evolution.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 466 pages) : illustrations
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Edition Second edition.
Note Previous edition: 1997.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-452) and index.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Thermonuclear reactions -- Cosmic abundances of elements and isotopes -- Cosmological nucleosynthesis and abundances of light elements -- Outline of stellar structure and evolution -- Neutron capture processes -- Galactic chemical evolution : basic concepts and issues -- Some specific GCE models and related observational data -- Origin and evolution of light elements -- Radioactive cosmochronology -- Chemical evolution in other sorts of galaxies -- Cosmic chemical evolution and diffuse background radiation -- Appendix 1: Some historical landmarks -- Appendix 2: Some physical and astronomical constants -- Appendix 3: Time-dependent perturbation theory and transition probabilities -- Appendix 4: Polytropic stellar models -- Appendix 5: Dissipation and abundance gradients -- Appendix 6: Hints for problems.
Summary Pagel introduces a broad spectrum of astrophysics topics, from thermonuclear reactions and cosmological element production to abundance measurements in astronomical sources, nucleosynthesis, light element production by cosmic rays and stellar evolution.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139129138 (electronic bk.)
1139129139 (electronic bk.)
9780511506512 (ebook)
0511506511 (ebook)
9780511504372 (ebook ; ebrary)
0511504373 (ebook ; ebrary)
9780511812170 (electronic bk.)
0511812175 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 774394018
Additional Format Print version: Pagel, B.E.J. (Bernard Ephraim Julius). Nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of galaxies. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2009 9780521840309 (DLC) 2009419403 (OCoLC)258082983

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