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The origin and evolution of planetary nebulae / Sun Kwok.

Author/Creator:
Kwok, S. (Sun)
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series:
Cambridge astrophysics series; 33.
Cambridge astrophysics series ; 33
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Subjects:
Planetary nebulae.
Contents:
History and overview
Ionization structure of planetary nebulae
Nebular line radiation
Nebular continuum radiation
The neutral gas component
The dust component
Observation of the cental star of planetary nebulae
Morphologies of planetary nebulae
Problems and questions
Asymptotic giant branch stars
progenitors of planetary nebulae
Evolution of the central stars
Formation of planetary nebulae
Dynamical evolution of planetary nebulae
Protoplanetary nebulae
the transition objects
Evolution to the white dwarf stage
Distances to planetary nebulae
Comparison between evolutionary models and observations
PN in the galactic context
Nebulae in other galaxies
Concluding remarks.
Notes:
Series no. on cover and spine: 31.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Craig M. Merrihue Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Cambridge University Press
Craig M. Merrihue Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780511529504 (electronic bk.)
0511529503 (electronic bk.)
0521623138
9780521623131
Publisher Number:
99984067899
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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