Thermonuclear Supernovae

Thermonuclear Supernovae

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All theoretical and observational topics relevant to the understanding of the thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernova phenomenon are thoroughly and consistently reviewed by a panel including the foremost experts in the field. The book covers all aspects, ranging from the observations of SNe Ia at all stages and all wavelengths to the 2D and 3D modelling of thermonuclear flames in very dense plasmas. Scenarios for close binary evolution leading to SNe Ia are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the homogeneity vs. diversity of SNe Ia and on their use as standard candles to measure cosmological parameters. The book reflects the recent and very significant progress made in both the modelling of the explosions and in the observational field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 890 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 47.75mm | 1,514g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • XXII, 890 p.
  • 079234359X
  • 9780792343592

Table of contents

Preface. I: Introductory Overviews. II: Observed Spectra and Light Curves. III: Statistics, Constraints on Progenitors. IV: Evolution Towards SNe Ia Explosions: Scenarios. V: Progenitors and Scenarios: Observational Constraints. VI: Collapse vs. Explosion of WDs. VII: Models and Thermonuclear Burning. VIII: Multidimensional Hydrodynamics of the Explosion. IX: Nucleosynthesis, X-Rays, Gamma-Rays, and Chemical Enrichment from SNe Ia. X: Light Curves and Spectra. XI: Individual SNe Ia. XII: SNe Ia as Cosmological Probes. XIII: Supernovae and Close Binary Evolution. Concluding Remarks. Index.
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