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Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Michael J. Thompson, Wojciech A. Dziembowski, Günter Houdek, Margarida S. Cunha, Colin S. Rosenthal, Leon Mestel, Michel Rieutord, Michael E. McIntyre, Pascale Garaud, Michael Proctor, Chris Jones, Werner Däppen, Chris Jordinson, Jean-Paul Zahn, Sylvie Vauclair, Hiromoto Shibahashi, Jesper Schou, Takashi Sekii, Alexander Kosovichev, Juri Toomre, Julian R. Elliott, Nigel Weiss, Keith Julien, Edgar Knobloch, Steven M. Tobias, Marcus Brüggen, Donald Lynden-Bell, Edward A. Spiegel, Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Douglas N. C. Lin, Wasaburo Unno
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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521818094

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  • 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.

    • A comprehensive description of a central area of astrophysics
    • Written by leading experts in the field
    • Extensive references to relevant literature
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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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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521818094
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

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

    Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
    Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard is Professor of Helio- and Asteroseismology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

    Contributors

    Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Michael J. Thompson, Wojciech A. Dziembowski, Günter Houdek, Margarida S. Cunha, Colin S. Rosenthal, Leon Mestel, Michel Rieutord, Michael E. McIntyre, Pascale Garaud, Michael Proctor, Chris Jones, Werner Däppen, Chris Jordinson, Jean-Paul Zahn, Sylvie Vauclair, Hiromoto Shibahashi, Jesper Schou, Takashi Sekii, Alexander Kosovichev, Juri Toomre, Julian R. Elliott, Nigel Weiss, Keith Julien, Edgar Knobloch, Steven M. Tobias, Marcus Brüggen, Donald Lynden-Bell, Edward A. Spiegel, Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Douglas N. C. Lin, Wasaburo Unno

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