Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

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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.

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'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
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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.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A selective overview Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Michael J. Thompson; Part I. Stellar Convection and Oscillations: 2. On the diversity of stellar pulsations Wojciech A. Dziembowski; 3. Acoustic radiation and mode excitation by turbulent convection Günter Houdek; 4. Understanding roAp stars Margarida S. Cunha; 5. Waves in the magnetised solar atmosphere Colin S. Rosenthal; Part II. Stellar Rotation and Magnetic Fields: 6. Stellar rotation: a historical survey Leon Mestel; 7. The oscillations of rapidly rotating stars Michel Rieutord; 8. Solar tachocline dynamics: eddy viscosity, anti-friction, or something in between? Michael E. McIntyre; 9. Dynamics of the solar tachocline Pascale Garaud; 10. Dynamo processes: the interaction of turbulence and magnetic fields Michael Proctor; 11. Dynamos in planets Chris Jones; Part III. Physics and Structure of Stellar Interiors: 12. Solar constraints on the equation of state Werner Däppen; 13. 3He transport and the solar neutrino problem Chris Jordinson; 14. Mixing in stellar radiation zones Jean-Paul Zahn; 15. Element settling and rotation-induced mixing in slowly rotating stars Sylvie Vauclair; Part IV. Helio- and Asteroseismology: 16. Solar structure and the neutrino problem Hiromoto Shibahashi; 17. Helioseismic data analysis Jesper Schou; 18. Seismology of solar rotation Takashi Sekii; 19. Telechronohelioseismology Alexander Kosovichev; Part V. Large-Scale Numerical Experiments: 20. Bridges between helioseismology and models of convection zone dynamics Juri Toomre; 21. Numerical simulations of the solar convection zone Julian R. Elliott; 22. Modelling solar and stellar magnetoconvection Nigel Weiss; 23. Nonlinear magnetoconvection in the presence of a strong oblique field Keith Julien, Edgar Knobloch and Steven M. Tobias; 24. Simulations of astrophysical fluids Marcus Brüggen; Part VI. Dynamics: 25. A magic electromagnetic field Donald Lynden-Bell; 26. Continuum equations for stellar dynamics Edward A. Spiegel and Jean-Luc Thiffeault; 27. Formation of planetary systems Douglas N. C. Lin; 28. The solar-cycle global warming as inferred from sky brightness variation Wasaburo Unno and Hiromoto Shibahashi.

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