"This book is?a superb textbook in terms of choice of content, its organisation and style of presentation. Phillips is one of the best of the currently available texts – its coverage, level, style and price are all in its favour." Dr. M. Wilson Royal Holloway College, University of London Review of the First Edition
"The title tells it all: This is a compact and well–organised book?and it achieves wonderful success in presenting the physics of approximation, intuition and understanding. Its strengths are many." Physics Today
"Phillips never lets the student out of his sight. And this student is encouraged, step–by–step, to reach a greater understanding of the subject. Every paragraph seems to be honed on tutorial experience, every equation is explained with great care, superfluous material is omitted and concepts are worked out from first principles. This is a university textbook par excellence, a classic that will be used for decades to come." New Scientist
Properties of Matter and Radiation.
Heat Transfer in Stars.
Thermonuclear Fusion in Stars.
The Endpoints of Stellar Evolution.
Hints to Selected Problems.