Hydrodynamics and Stellar Winds [electronic resource] : An Introduction / by Walter J. Maciel
- Maciel, Walter J.
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- XVII, 178 pages 30 illustrations, 2 illustrations in color : online resource
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- SpringerLink (Online service)
- Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics, 2192-4791
- The Continuity Equation -- The Euler Equation -- The Equation of State -- The Energy Equation -- Cartesian Tensor Notation -- Fluid Equations in Tensor Form -- The Navier-Stokes Equation -- Sound Waves -- Shock Waves -- Stellar Winds: An Overview.
- Stellar winds are a common phenomenon in the life of stars, from the dwarfs like the Sun to the red giants and hot supergiants, constituting one of the basic aspects of modern astrophysics. Stellar winds are a hydrodynamic phenomenon in which circumstellar gases expand towards the interstellar medium. This book presents an elementary introduction to the fundamentals of hydrodynamics with an application to the study of stellar winds. The principles of hydrodynamics have many other applications, so that the book can be used as an introduction to hydrodynamics for students of physics, astrophysics and other related areas.
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