Spis treści: Principles of Star Formation (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)


Overview, s. 1

  1. Basic Questions: Star Formation, s. 3
  2. Observations of Objects in Star-Forming Regions, s. 13
  3. Star Formation Phases, s. 24
  4. Appendix to Chap. 1: Derivation of the Free-Fail Time, s. 34

Molecular Clouds and the Onset of Star Formation, s. 37

  1. Molecular Cloud Properties, s. 37
  2. Initial Conditions for Star Formation, s. 47
  3. Heating and Cooling, s. 57
  4. Magnetic Braking, s. 59
  5. Degree of Ionization, s. 63
  6. Magnetic Diffusion, s. 64
  7. How is Star Formation Initiated?, s. 67
  8. Turbulence and Star Formation, s. 68
  9. Induced Star Formation, s. 77
  10. Summary, s. 86
  11. Appendix to Chap. 2: Note on Numerical Methods, s. 87
  12. Problems, s. 89

Protostar Collapse, s. 93

  1. Protostellar Initial Conditions, s. 94
  2. Isothermal Collapse, s. 99
  3. Adiabatic Collapse, s. 102
  4. Accretion Phase., s. 107
  5. Comparison with Observations, s. Ill
  6. Summary, s. 122
  7. Problems, s. 123

Rotating Protostars and Accretion Disks, s. 127

  1. Disk Formation, s. 128
  2. Observations of Disks, s. 143
  3. Basic Theory of Disk Evolution, s. 150
  4. General Results of Disk Evolution, s. 160
  5. Disk Dispersal, s. 167
  6. Winds and Outflows, s. 170
  7. Summary of Disk Evolution, s. 179
  8. Problems, s. 179

Massive Star Formation, s. 183

  1. Information from Observations, s. 184
  2. The Present Massive Star Population, s. 184
  3. Formation Sites, s. 187
  4. The Problem of Radiation Pressure, s. 193
  5. Full 3D with Radiation Transfer.., s. 200
  6. Massive Star Formation: Competitive Accretion or Monolithic Collapse?, s. 207
  7. Summary, s. 210
  8. Appendix to Chap. 5: Determination of the IMF, s. 211
  9. Problems, s. 219

Formation of Binary Systems, s. 221

  1. Observational Data, s. 222
  2. Basic Formation Mechanisms, s. 230
  3. Capture, s. 231
  4. Fission, s. 232
  5. Fragmentation, s. 233
  6. Summary, s. 248
  7. Problems, s. 249

The Formation of the First Stars, s. 251

  1. Physics of the First Stars, s. 252
  2. Sequence of Events During Formation, s. 255
  3. Cosmological Phase, s. 255
  4. Protostellar Collapse, s. 256
  5. Accretion Phase, s. 260
  6. Feedback Phase, s. 264
  7. Dark Matter Annihilation in the First Stars, s. 268
  8. Summary, s. 275
  9. Problems, s. 278

Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution, s. 279

  1. Physical Relation, s. 280
  2. Basic Equations of Structure and Evolution, s. 280
  3. Equation of State, s. 283
  4. Opacity, s. 285
  5. Pre-Main-Sequence Evolutionary Tracks, s. 290
  6. Comparison with Observations, s. 295
  7. Summary, s. 307
  8. Problems, s. 308

Summary: Issues in Galactic Star Formation, s. 311

  1. Molecular Clouds, s. 311
  2. The Initial Mass Function, s. 313
  3. Protostar Collapse, s. 314
  4. Binary and Multiple Systems, s. 316
  5. Star Formation in the Early Universe, s. 317
  6. Massive Stars, s. 319
  7. Young Stars and Disks, s. 320
  8. Rate and Efficiency, s. 322

References, s. 325
Index, s. 339

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