Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $40.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 51%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $40.94   
  • New (4) from $52.76   
  • Used (3) from $40.84   


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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'The editors … have assembled an admirable collection of essays and articles … The authors set out to provide a detailed, step-by-step, introduction to the domain of stellar fluid dynamics and its various subdomains …' Astronomy & Geophysics
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521050203
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Thompson is Professor of Physics at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.

Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard is Professor of helio- and asteroseismology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 A selective overview 1
2 On the diversity of stellar pulsations 23
3 Acoustic radiation and mode excitation by turbulent convection 39
4 Understanding roAp stars 51
5 Waves in the magnetised solar atmosphere 63
6 Stellar rotation: a historical survey 75
7 The oscillations of rapidly rotating stars 99
8 Solar tachocline dynamics: eddy viscosity, anti-friction, or something in between? 111
9 Dynamics of the solar tachocline 131
10 Dynamo processes: the interaction of turbulence and magnetic fields 143
11 Dynamos in planets 159
12 Solar constraints on the equation of state 179
13 [superscript 3]He transport and the solar neutrino problem 193
14 Mixing in stellar radiation zones 205
15 Element settling and rotation-induced mixing in slowly rotating stars 219
16 Solar structure and the neutrino problem 231
17 Helioseismic data analysis 247
18 Seismology of solar rotation 263
19 Telechronohelioseismology 279
20 Bridges between helioseismology and models of convection zone dynamics 299
21 Numerical simulations of the solar convection zone 315
22 Modelling solar and stellar magnetoconvection 329
23 Nonlinear magnetoconvection in the presence of a strong oblique field 345
24 Simulations of astrophysical fluids 357
25 A magic electromagnetic field 369
26 Continuum equations for stellar dynamics 377
27 Formation of planetary systems 393
28 The solar-cycle global warming as inferred from sky brightness variation 411
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)