The sum of centuries of speculation on the probable course of evolution in stars is discussed by one of the world's greatest astronomers, with a full report of his own conclusions, How long stars exist, the relation of their luminosity to their mass, the evolution of a star in relation to the main sequence, the significance of rotation, are among the crucial problems considered. While the discussion is replete with technical detail, sufficient background is included to enable the amateur astronomer or anyone with scientific training to follow the argument.
Originally published in 1950.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. ix
- Contents, pg. xiii
- I. Probing the Stars' Chemical Composition, pg. 1
- II. Some Problems of Stellar Evolution, pg. 98
- III. The Origin and Development of Close Double Stars, pg. 154
- Index of Authors, pg. 260
- Index of Subjects, pg. 263
- Index of Stars, pg. 265