By Carl J. Hansen
The?rsteditionofthistextappearedin1994.Shortlyafterthethirdprinting, our editor prompt that we strive a moment version simply because new devel- mentsinstellarstructureandevolutionhadmadeouroriginalworkoutdated. We (the unique authors, CJH and SDK) reluctantly agreed yet with res- vations a result of e?ort concerned. Our preliminary reluctance disappeared once we have been in a position to persuade (cajole, twist the arm of, etc.) our new coauth- colleague Virginia Trimble to affix us. (Welcome Virginia!) We (i.e., all 3 people) wish that you simply agree that the current variation is a smart development in comparison to the 1994 e?ort. Our goals during this variation are an identical ones we set forth in 1994: Whatyouwill?ndisatextdesignedforourtargetaudience:thety- cal senior undergraduate or starting graduate scholar in astronomy or astrophysics who needs an summary of stellar constitution and e- lution with barely enough element to appreciate the overall photograph. he or she can cross on from there to extra really good texts or on to the learn literature reckoning on expertise and pursuits. To this finish, this article provides the fundamental actual rules with no chasing all of the (interesting!) information. For these of you accustomed to the ?rst version, you'll ?nd that a few issues haven't been replaced considerably (F = ma remains to be F = ma), whereas othersde?nitelyhave.Forexample,Chapter2hasbeencompletelyrewritten.
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