Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199191, 9781483224220

Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 1

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9781483224220
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 1


The Shock-Wave Theory of Novae

I. Introduction; an Observational Summary

II. Initial Stages; Formation and Decay of the Blast Wave

III. Linear Regime

IV. Approximate Nonlinear Theory

V. Influence of the Wake

VI. Final Stages of the Shock Propagation

VII. Numerical Results

VIII. Motion of Material Away from the Stellar Surface

IX. Estimation of the Mass and Energy of the Escaping Material

X. Expanded Atmosphere

XI. Conclusion



The Properties and Problems of T Tauri Stars and Related Objects

I. Introduction

II. Special Properties of the T Tauri Stars

III. General Problems of the T Tauri Stars


Meteorites and Cosmic Dust

I. Introduction

II. Meteorites

III. Cosmic Dust



Distribution of Mass in Oblate Stellar Systems

I. Introduction

II. Models Based on the Velocity Distribution

III. Models Based on Density Laws


Polarization of Starlight

I. Introduction

II. Stokes Parameters

III. Optical Devices for Analyzing Polarized Light

IV. Techniques of Polarization Measurements

V. Polarization of Light by Aligned Dust Grains

VI. Dependence of Interstellar Polarization on Galactic Coordinates

VII. Alignment Mechanisms

VIII. Fluctuations of Polarization in Small Areas of the Sky


Author Index

Subject Index


Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 1 brings together numerous research works on different aspects of astronomy and astrophysics.
This book is divided into five chapters and begins with an observational summary of the shock-wave theory of novae. The subsequent chapter provides the properties and problems of T tauri stars and related objects. These topics are followed by discussions on the structure and origin of meteorites and cosmic dust, as well as the models for evaluation of mass distribution in oblate stellar systems. The final chapter describes the methods of polarization measurements of starlight. This book is of value to astronomers, astrophysicists, and researchers in the allied fields.


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