This collection of 7 lectures is intended to be a textbook for graduate students who want to learn about modern developments in astronomy and astrophysics. The first part surveys various aspects of the late stages of stellar evolution, including observation and theory. B.C. de Loore's long article on stellar structure is followed by reviews on supernovae, on circumstellar envelopes, and on the evolution of binaries. The second part deals with the important problem of modeling stellar evolution based on the computational hydrodynamics.
The editor intends this collection to be a textbook for graduate students in astrophysics. The 4 lectures in Part I describe both theory and observational aspects of stellar structure and evolution, while the 3 contributions of Part II deal with their modeling using techniques from computational hydrodynamics.
Stellar structure and stellar evolution.- Supernovae: Observations, theory, models and nucleosynthesis.- Circumstellar envelopes of late type stars.- Evolution of close binary systems: Application to X-ray binaries.- An introduction to computational methods in hydrodynamics.- Basic hydrodynamics.- Convection and turbulence in stars.