The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars : From Dust to Stars and Planets

Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert Schulz’s unique book "From Dust to Stars" describes complex physical processes involved in the creation and ea...

Full description

Main Author: Schulz, Norbert S.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012, 2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
Series:Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
LEADER 03115nmm a2200301 u 4500
001 EB000387788
003 EBX01000000000000000240840
005 00000000000000.0
007 cr|||||||||||||||||||||
008 130626 ||| eng
020 |a 9783642239267 
100 1 |a Schulz, Norbert S. 
245 0 0 |a The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars  |h Elektronische Ressource  |b From Dust to Stars and Planets  |c by Norbert S. Schulz 
250 |a 2nd ed. 2012 
260 |a Berlin, Heidelberg  |b Springer Berlin Heidelberg  |c 2012, 2012 
300 |a XXII, 518 p  |b online resource 
505 0 |a About the Book -- Historical Background -- Studies of Interstellar Matter -- Molecular Clouds and Cores -- Concepts of Stellar Collapse -- Evolution of Young Stellar Objects -- Multiplicity in Star Formation -- Accretion Phenomena and Magnetic Activity in YSOs -- Massive Star Formation -- High-energy Signatures in YSOs -- Star-Forming Regions -- Proto-solar Systems and the Sun -- Proto- and Exoplanets -- Gas Dynamics -- Magnetic Fields and Plasmas -- Radiative Interactions with Matter -- Spectroscopy -- Abbreviations -- Institutes, Observatories, and Instruments -- Variables, Constants, and Units 
653 |a Astrophysics 
653 |a Astronomy 
653 |a Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 
710 2 |a SpringerLink (Online service) 
041 0 7 |a eng  |2 ISO 639-2 
989 |b Springer  |a Springer eBooks 2005- 
490 0 |a Astronomy and Astrophysics Library 
856 |u https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23926-7?nosfx=y  |x Verlag  |3 Volltext 
082 0 |a 520 
520 |a Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert Schulz’s unique book "From Dust to Stars" describes complex physical processes involved in the creation and early evolution of stars. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma–rays, with special reference towards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this field is pursued and new chapters are introduced on massive star formation, proto-planetary disks and observations of young exoplanets. Recent advances and contemporary research on the theory of star formation are explained, as are new observations, specifically from the three great observatories of the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory which all now operate at the same time and make high resolution space based observing in its prime. As indicated by the new title two new chapters have been included on proto-planetary disks and young exoplanets. Many more colour images illustrate attractive old and new topics that have evolved in recent years. The author gives updates in theory, fragmentation, dust, and circumstellar disks and emphasizes and strengthens the targeting of graduate students and young researchers, focusing more on computational approaches in this edition.