By Harm J. Habing,Hans Olofsson
The underlying astrophysical mechanisms of the items referred to as asymptotic huge department stars - the constructions that take place throughout the dramatic interval ahead of a star's loss of life - is the most subject matter of this article. during the last 3 many years, asymptotic big department stars became a subject matter in their personal, and the contributions to this quantity all specialize in those entities themselves, instead of their connections to different fields of astronomy. one of several issues coated are new equipment of excessive- caliber infrared statement and the extra particular and reasonable simulations made attainable by way of more and more quick pcs. This assortment may be worthwhile to graduate scholars who paintings within the box, lecturers who are looking to handle the topic of their classes, and to astronomers from quite a few backgrounds who're attracted to the astrophysics of AGB stars.
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