Classical Novae: 43 (Cambridge Astrophysics, Series Number 43)

Classical Novae: 43 (Cambridge Astrophysics, Series Number 43)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 4/7/2008
EAN 9780521843300, ISBN10: 0521843308

Hardcover, 398 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.3 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This second edition has been updated and revised and contains contributions covering important developments in this field, and reflecting on interesting insights into classical novae. The book examines thermonuclear processes, the evolution of nova systems, nova atmospheres and winds, the evolution of dust and molecules in novae, nova remnants and observations of novae in other galaxies. It includes observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to gamma rays, and discusses some of the most important outstanding problems in classical nova research.

1. Novae - a historical perspective Hilmar W. Duerbeck
2. Properties of novae
an overview Brian Warner
3. The evolution of nova-producing binary stars Icko Iben, Jr and Masayuki Y. Fujimoto
4. Thermonuclear processes S. Starrfield, C. Iliadis and W. R. Hix
5. Nova atmospheres and winds P. H. Hauschildt
6. Observational mysteries and theoretical challenges Jordi Jose and Steven N. Shore
7. Radio emission from novae E. R. Seaquist and M. F. Bode
8. Infrared studies of classical novae Robert D. Gehrz
9. Optical and ultraviolet evolution Steven N. Shore
10. X-ray emission from classical novae in outburst Joachim Krautter
11. Gamma-rays from classical novae Margarita Hernanz
12. Resolved nova remnants T. J. O'Brien and M. F. Bode
13. Dust and molecules in nova environments A. Evans and J. M. C. Rawlings
14. Extragalactic novae Allen Shafter