Stellar Magnetism

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This book covers the full range of research on the magnetic fields of stars, from the familiar variations in the Sun's field which coincide with the sun-spot cycle, to the enormous magnetic fields emitted by rotating neutron stars. The field is developing rapidly, and this book by one of its leading figures, provides a carefully developed account.
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"Stellar Magnetism provides a mathematical analysis of the behaviour and consequences of magnetic fields for the structure, properties and evolution of stars. . .The price represents good value for a volume of this magnitude and technical quality. Stellar Magnetism provides a comprehensive account of a complex subject. It will be an important reference for the decade to come and will provide source material for advanced courses in astrophysics. In the longer term, it will serve as a measure of scientific achievement at the present epoch."—Iigh Temperatures - High Pressure
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Table of Contents

Figure acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Theoretical Basis 13
3 Applications 44
4 Magnetism and Convection 97
5 Magnetic Fields in Stellar Interiors 154
6 Stellar Dynamos 195
7 Magnetic Braking of Stars by Winds 240
8 Late-Type Stars 282
9 The Early-Type Magnetic Stars 320
10 Pre-Main Sequence Stars 360
11 Magnetism and Star Formation I 425
12 Magnetism and Star Formation II 482
13 Pulsar Electrodynamics I 532
14 Pulsar Electrodynamics II 579
Index 631
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