"...this book is the first in several years and brings the reader up to date with the significant experimental findings and theoretical developments that have come about in recent years.... provides a good insight into the current theories to match the observations in areas like stellar winds, mass accretion, nuclear astrophysics, weak interactions, novae, supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes and more."
In the last two decades, remarkable progress has been made in understanding stars. This graduate-level textbook provides a systematic, self-contained and lucid introduction to the physical processes and fundamental equations underlying all aspects of stellar astrophysics. In add ition to traditional topics such as stellar interiors and atmospheres, the reader is introduced to stellar winds, mass accretion, nuclear astrophysics, weak interactions, novae, supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars and black holes. Exercises and helpful hints are provided at the end of each chapter. This long-awaited volume provides a thorough introduction for graduate students and an up-to-date review for researchers.