Stellar Magnetism

Stellar Magnetism

by Leon Mestel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198526725

ISBN-13: 9780198526728

Pub. Date: 08/07/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Most stars show some degree of magnetic activity, from the familiar variations in the Sun's magnetic field, which coincide with the sun-spot cycle, to the enormous magnetic fields created by rotating neutron stars. Magnetic fields are also a potential key to understanding the formation of new stars and the behavior of galactic nuclei. This book by one of the

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Overview

Most stars show some degree of magnetic activity, from the familiar variations in the Sun's magnetic field, which coincide with the sun-spot cycle, to the enormous magnetic fields created by rotating neutron stars. Magnetic fields are also a potential key to understanding the formation of new stars and the behavior of galactic nuclei. This book by one of the leading figures in stellar magnetism provides an authoritative survey of this rapidly developing field. Based on a lifetime of research, the book places stellar magnetism in a broad astronomical scope and provides a thorough, well-argued treatment of current work. It covers the key topics, discussing the relevant mathematics in detail and including numerous references, and many of the topics, particularly accretion discs, dynamos, and winds, are equally important to the study of galaxies and galactic nuclei.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198526728
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2003
Series:
International Series of Monographs on Physics Series, #99
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
658
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Theoretical basis
3. Applications
4. Magnetism and convection
5. Magnetic fields in stellar interiors
6. Stellar dynamos
7. Magnetic braking of stars by winds
8. Late-type stars
9. The early-type magnetic stars
10. Pre-main sequence stars
11. Magnetism and star formation I
12. Magnetism and star formation II
13. Pulsar electrodynamics I
14. Pulsar electrodynamics II
Index

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