The Sun as a Star

The Sun as a Star

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Using mathematics appropriate for advanced undergraduate students in physics, this textbook provides a broad and wide-ranging introduction to the Sun as a star. Tayler provides succinct derivations of key results--such as the properties of spectral lines, the theory of stellar oscillations, plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics and dynamo theory--in nine handy appendices, ensuring that the book is completely self contained. Altogether, this is an invaluable textbook for students studying the Sun, stars, the solar-terrestrial environment and the formation of planetary systems.i. Introduction. The Sun is responsible for our existence and it is therefore no wonder that many ancient civilizations worshipped the Sun as a god. There is no energy source, fossil or renewable, other than nuclear fusion and nuclear fission, anbsp;...

Title:The Sun as a Star
Author: Roger John Tayler
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-01-01

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