Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles

Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles

by Peter R. Wilson
     
 

A timely and authoritative synthesis of our understanding of activity cycles in the Sun and similar stars for graduate students and researchers.See more details below

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A timely and authoritative synthesis of our understanding of activity cycles in the Sun and similar stars for graduate students and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521548212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Astrophysics Series, #24
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Historical survey; 3. The structure of the Sun and the phenomena of activity; 4. The equations of magnetohydrodynamics and magnetostatics; 5. The one-dimensional configuration of the cycle; 6. Heuristic models of the solar cycle; 7. Stellar activity and activity cycles; 8. The two-dimensional representation of the extended activity cycle; 9. The origin of the large-scale fields; 10. The reversals of the polar magnetic fields; 11. The role of dynamo theory in cyclic activity; 12. Helioseismology and the solar cycle; 13. Chaos and the cycle; 14. Forecasting the cycle; 15. Summary and conclusion.

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