The Observation and Analysis of Stellar Photospheres / Edition 3

The Observation and Analysis of Stellar Photospheres / Edition 3

by David F. Gray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521066816

ISBN-13: 9780521066815

Pub. Date: 06/19/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Revising topics and results to include the latest research, this updated third edition describes the equipment, observational techniques, and analysis used to investigate stellar photospheres. Topics covered include radiation transfer, models of stellar photospheres, spectroscopic equipment, observing stellar spectra, and techniques for measuring stellar

Overview

Revising topics and results to include the latest research, this updated third edition describes the equipment, observational techniques, and analysis used to investigate stellar photospheres. Topics covered include radiation transfer, models of stellar photospheres, spectroscopic equipment, observing stellar spectra, and techniques for measuring stellar characteristics. The comprehensive textbook is ideal for advanced students of stellar physics. Each chapter contains exercises, and useful real star data and primary references can be found throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521066815
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Background; 2. Fourier transforms; 3. Spectroscopic tools; 4. Light detectors; 5. Radiation terms and definitions; 6. The black body and its radiation; 7. Radiative and convective energy transport; 8. The continuous absorption coefficient; 9. The model photosphere; 10. The measurement of stellar continua; 11. The line absorption coefficient; 12. The measurement of spectral lines; 13. The behavior of spectral lines; 14. The measurement of stellar radii and temperatures; 15. The measurement of photospheric pressure; 16. Chemical analysis; 17. Velocity fields in stellar photospheres; 18. Stellar rotation.

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