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Solar Astrophysics

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This revised edition describes our current understanding of the sun. It incudes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with a overview of the key instruments throughout the various periods. In contrast to other books on this subject, the choice of material deals even-handedly with the entire scope of important topics covered in solar research. The author makes the advances in our understanding of the sun accessible to students and non-specialists by careful use of relatively simple ...
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Overview

This revised edition describes our current understanding of the sun. It incudes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with a overview of the key instruments throughout the various periods. In contrast to other books on this subject, the choice of material deals even-handedly with the entire scope of important topics covered in solar research. The author makes the advances in our understanding of the sun accessible to students and non-specialists by careful use of relatively simple physical concepts.
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Editorial Reviews

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“A valuable resource for academic libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (Choice, 1 December 2013)

“The revised book now also provides an overview of recent results on “space weather” and on sun-climate relations, both of which are fields of increasing societal importance.” (ETDE Energy Database, 1 July 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527411030
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter V. Foukal is the founder and past-president of Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. He was awarded a NATO Senior Fellowship at Nice Observatory, France, in 1979, and has served as member or chairman of numerous panels and advisory boards of the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Academy of Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Development of the Ideas and Instruments of Modern Solar Research 1
2 Radiative Transfer in the Sun's Atmosphere 36
3 Solar Spectroscopy 65
4 Dynamics of Solar Plasmas 103
5 The Photosphere 133
6 The Sun's Internal Structure and Energy Generation 167
7 Rotation, Convection, and Oscillations in the Sun 195
8 Observations of Photospheric Activity and Magnetism 233
9 The Chromosphere and Corona 277
10 Prominences and Flares 319
11 Dynamics of the Solar Magnetic Field 351
12 The Solar Wind and Heliosphere 387
13 The Sun, Our Variable Star 421
Index 459
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