Dynamic Sun

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With a foreword by eminent astrophysicist Eugene Parker, the twenty chapters of this book are all fully illustrated and have comprehensive reference lists. The book covers all major topics in solar physics, and is suitable for graduate students and researchers in solar physics, astrophysics, and astronomy.
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"...a landmark in solar physics publication. ...a remarkably comprehensive and nicely laid out book. The chapters are produced...by highly regarded experts in the field, and cover the solar interior, the solar atmosphere, the heliosphere and solar wind, as well as observational techniques, and theoretical modelling. ...[an] authoritative review of the state of our understanding of the Sun, given in such a way as to excite the reader with the wonder of this rapidly developing field. I congratulate Bhola Dwivedi on a job well done." The Observatory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521038089
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Bhola Dwivedi is a lecturer in Applied Physics at the Institute of Technology of the Baranas Hindu University, India.
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Table of Contents

1 Dynamic Sun: an introduction 1
2 Solar models: structure, neutrinos and helioseismological properties 8
3 Seismic Sun 36
4 Rotation of the solar interior 55
5 Helioseismic tomography 78
6 The solar dynamo as a model of the solar cycle 103
7 Spectro-polarimetry 128
8 Solar photosphere and convection 148
9 The dynamics of the quiet solar chromosphere 165
10 Heating of the solar chromosphere 181
11 The solar transition region 196
12 Solar Magnetohydrodynamics 217
13 Solar activity 238
14 Particle acceleration 262
15 Radio observations of explosive energy releases on the Sun 288
16 Coronal oscillations 314
17 Probing the Sun's hot corona 335
18 Vacuum-ultraviolet emission line diagnostics for solar plasmas 353
19 Solar wind 374
20 Solar observing facilities 403
References 432
Index 435
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