Accretion Processes in Star Formation

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Cambridge University Press, 15 lis 2000 - 237
Recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and new direct evidence for protoplanetary disks around young stars have had a major impact on our understanding of star and planet formation. This volume provides a thorough, up-to-date, and concise overview of the physical processes involved in the formation of stars and their surrounding disks. The book traces the story of star formation from the fragmentation of cold molecular gas clouds, through the formation of protostars and rotating dusty disks to the subsequent accretion of material onto the central star. Lee Hartmann integrates state-of-the-art theoretical models with recent observations, highlighting important problems that remain to be solved.
 

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Young stars
4
Disk accretion
10
Initial conditions for protostellar collapse
16
Protostellar cloud collapse
35
observations vs theory
52
Disk accretion
77
The disks and envelopes of T Tauri stars
102
The FU Orionis objects
132
Disk winds and magnetospheric accretion
154
Disk accretion and early stellar evolution
189
Basic hydrodynamic and MHD equations
211
Bibliography
224
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Lee Hartmann is currently Professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan and a vice-president of the American Astronomical Society. He is an expert on star formation and protoplanetary disk evolution.

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