Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis: An Investigation of the History of Matter, from the Big Bang to the Present
This book investigates the question of how matter has evolved since its origin in the Big Bang, from the cosmological synthesis of hydrogen and helium to the generation of the complex set of nuclei that comprise our world and our selves. A central theme is the evolution of gravitationally contained thermonuclear reactors, otherwise known as stars. Our current understanding is presented systematically and quantitatively, by combining simple analytic models with new state-of-the-art computer simulations.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date Published: 1996
Book Condition: Very good soft cover showing minor surface and edge wear to cover and some markings to text block edges – otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy internally
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