
Title  Dense Matter in Compact Stars : A Pedagogical Introduction 
Author(s)  Schmitt, Andreas 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. 
Description  X, 147 p. 23 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  The purpose of these lectures is to address the following two strongly coupled issues: ??? What is the ground state (and its properties) of dense (quark) matter? ??? What is the matter composition of a compact star? In order to fulfill their primary goal  to remain both concise and accessible to the beginning graduate student or other newcomers to the field  the only prerequisites are a working knowledge of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics as well as a first course in quantum field theory. More advanced material will be introduced as the text progresses and an appendix covers basic elements of thermal quantum field theory at finite chemical potential. Instead of developing all relevant formal tools (which is not even fully possible in the regime of QCD considered here), calculations are physically motivated, making the reader familiar with the theories and technicalities by ???learning by doing???. In this way these lectures will guide and prepare the reader towards further investigations and own theoretical research in this exciting field at the interface of nuclear, particle and astrophysics 
ISBN,Price  9783642128660 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Elementary particles (Physics)
6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
7. Heavy ions
8. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
9. Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
10. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
11. SPACE SCIENCES
12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)

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