Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

by Michael J. Thompson, Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521050200

ISBN-13: 9780521050203

Pub. Date: 04/14/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This comprehensive overview of stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics includes properties of pulsating stars; helioseismology; convection and mixing in stellar interiors; and dynamics of stellar rotation, planet formation and the generation of stellar and planetary magnetic fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field and extensive references to…  See more details below

Overview

This comprehensive overview of stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics includes properties of pulsating stars; helioseismology; convection and mixing in stellar interiors; and dynamics of stellar rotation, planet formation and the generation of stellar and planetary magnetic fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field and extensive references to technical literature are made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521050203
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1A selective overview1
2On the diversity of stellar pulsations23
3Acoustic radiation and mode excitation by turbulent convection39
4Understanding roAp stars51
5Waves in the magnetised solar atmosphere63
6Stellar rotation: a historical survey75
7The oscillations of rapidly rotating stars99
8Solar tachocline dynamics: eddy viscosity, anti-friction, or something in between?111
9Dynamics of the solar tachocline131
10Dynamo processes: the interaction of turbulence and magnetic fields143
11Dynamos in planets159
12Solar constraints on the equation of state179
13[superscript 3]He transport and the solar neutrino problem193
14Mixing in stellar radiation zones205
15Element settling and rotation-induced mixing in slowly rotating stars219
16Solar structure and the neutrino problem231
17Helioseismic data analysis247
18Seismology of solar rotation263
19Telechronohelioseismology279
20Bridges between helioseismology and models of convection zone dynamics299
21Numerical simulations of the solar convection zone315
22Modelling solar and stellar magnetoconvection329
23Nonlinear magnetoconvection in the presence of a strong oblique field345
24Simulations of astrophysical fluids357
25A magic electromagnetic field369
26Continuum equations for stellar dynamics377
27Formation of planetary systems393
28The solar-cycle global warming as inferred from sky brightness variation411

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