Solar Astrophysics

Author: Peter V. Foukal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618082

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of the key instruments throughout the various periods. In contrast to other books on this topic, the choice of material deals evenhandedly with the entire scope of important topics covered in solar research. The authors make the advances in our understanding of the sun accessible to students and non-specialists by way of careful use of relatively simple physical concepts. The book offers an incisive, reliable, and well-planned look at all that is fascinating and new in studies of the sun.
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Stellar Astrophysics

Author: Ka Lok Cheng,Hoi Fung Chau,Kwing Lam Chan,Kam Ching Leung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401008787

Category: Science

Page: 506

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The Pacific Rim Conference originally started with one research concentration only - binary star research. The first Conference was held in Beijing, China, 1985, the second one in Seoul and Taejon, South Korea, 1990 and the third one in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1995. In recent years, the conference series evolved into a much broader area of stellar astrophysics. The first such conference was held in Hong Kong in 1997. Kwong-Sang Cheng, a. k. a. one of the three Musketeers, documented the "accidental" development in writing in the Proceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics (Volume 138 of the ASP Conference Series)! The meeting at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology covered three major topics: binary stars, compact stars and solar type stars. The conference was extremely successful. There was a general feeling among the participants that the conference on stellar astrophysics provided a good means to share ideas between such closely related disciplines. Unfortunately after the very successful meeting at HKST, Kwing L. Chan (another Musketeer) thought that he had already served and would not like to chair for another LOC for at least five years! After a few drinks at one of the watering holes in Wan Chai district of Hong Kong, Kwong-Sang Cheng was in very hiRh spirit and volunteered to taking on the responsibility of hosting the 51 Pacific Rim Conference at Hong Kong University in 1999.
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Advanced Stellar Astrophysics

Author: William K. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588331

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This advanced 1998 textbook on stellar astrophysics provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction for graduate students.
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Infrared Tools for Solar Astrophysics

What's Next? : Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak Summer Workshop, Sunspot, New Mexico, USA, 19-22 September 1994

Author: National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak. Summer Workshop,Jeffrey R. Kuhn

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789810221881

Category: Science

Page: 470

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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics: Volume 1, Basic Stellar Observations and Data

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348690

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This textbook introduction to the basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics serves as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution, and observed properties of stars. The first half of the book explains how stellar motions, distances, luminosities, colors, radii, masses and temperatures are measured or derived. The author then shows how data of these sorts can be arranged to classify stars through their spectra. Stellar rotation and stellar magnetic fields are introduced. Stars with peculiar spectra and pulsating stars also merit special attention. The endpoints of stellar evolutions are briefly described. There is a separate chapter on the Sun and a final one on interstellar absorption. The usefulness of this text is enhanced by the inclusion of problems for students, tables of astronomical constants, and a selective bibliography. This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate and beginning graduate students studying astronomy and astrophysics.
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An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Author: Francis LeBlanc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119964970

Category: Science

Page: 352

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An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics aspires to provide the reader with an intermediate knowledge on stars whilst focusing mostly on the explanation of the functioning of stars by using basic physical concepts and observational results. The book is divided into seven chapters, featuring both core and optional content: Basic concepts Stellar Formation Radiative Transfer in Stars Stellar Atmospheres Stellar Interiors Nucleosynthesis and Stellar Evolution and Chemically Peculiar Stars and Diffusion. Student-friendly features include: Detailed examples to help the reader better grasp the most important concepts A list of exercises is given at the end of each chapter and answers to a selection of these are presented. Brief recalls of the most important physical concepts needed to properly understand stars. A summary for each chapter Optional and advanced sections are included which may be skipped without interfering with the flow of the core content. This book is designed to cover the most important aspects of stellar astrophysics inside a one semester (or half-year) course and as such is relevant for advanced undergraduate students following a first course on stellar astrophysics, in physics or astronomy programs. It will also serve as a basic reference for a full-year course as well as for researchers working in related fields.
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New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics II

Ultraviolet Properties of Evolved Stellar Populations

Author: Miguel Chavez Dagostino,Emanuele Bertone,Daniel Rosa Gonzalez,Lino Hector Rodriguez-Merino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387876219

Category: Science

Page: 346

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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics:

Author: Erika Böhm-Vitense

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348706

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This comprehensive textbook conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. The stellar atmosphere emits the light which we see. The only layers of a star where we can get direct information about temperature, pressure and composition are in the atmosphere. This complete account first introduces stellar magnitudes, spectra and temperatures. This is followed by a full discussion of radiative transfer in a stellar atmosphere, which leads to descriptions of line formation, the spectrum of hydrogen, and spectral analysis. Finally the structural components that are accessible, such as the convestion zone, chromosphere, corona, and mass outflow are described. The book will interest any student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics who needs to learn about stellar atmospheres.
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Stellar Astrophysics

A Tribute to Helmut A. Abt

Author: Ka Lok Cheng,Kam Ching Leung,T.P. Li

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016837

Category: Science

Page: 326

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The Pacific Rim Conferences for the first decade from the mid 1980's to the mid 1990's were primary concerned with binary stars research. The Conference expanded to all areas of Stellar Astrophysics for the last two meetings in Hong Kong; at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997 and at the Hong Kong University in 1999. At the conclusion of the very successful Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics held in Hong Kong University, members of the Sci entific Organizing Committee began planning for the next conference. We approached Professor Tan Lu of Nanjing University and Professor Tipei Li of the Institute of High Energy Physics about hosting a con ference in China. The city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province and a city in Yunnan province, were considered to be the most likely locations. It be came crucial to find the right person to serve as Chair (or Co-chairs) for the Local Organizing Committee. Initially, Professor Lu was the logical choice but he declined for personal reasons. Professor Li was invited to lead a new department of Astrophysics at Tsinghua University so he could not take on the additional load of chairing the LOC. Professor Gang Zhao of Beijing Astronomical Observatory was approached to take on the task but he also declined. This has been a busy time for Chinese astronomers. The SOC decided to have the conference dedicated to honor Dr. Helmut A.
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New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics: The Link Between Stars and Cosmology

Proceedings of the International Conference held in Puerto Vallarta, México, 26–30 March 2001

Author: Miguel Chávez,Alessandro Bressan,Alberto Buzzoni,Divakara Mayya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402006449

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Stellar astrophysics still provides the basic framework for deciphering the imprints left over by the evolving universe on all scales. Advances or shortcomings in the former field have direct consequences in our ability to understand the global properties of the latter. This volume contains the most recent updates on a variety of topics that, though independent by themselves, are inevitably connected on a cosmological scale. These include comprehensive articles by leaders in fields extending from stellar atmospheres through properties of the stellar component in the Milky Way up to the stellar environment in high redshift galaxies. The wide coverage of astrophysical themes makes this volume very valuable for researchers and Ph.D. students in astrophysics.
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Solar System Astrophysics

Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System

Author: Eugene F. Milone,William J.F. Wilson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461490901

Category: Science

Page: 480

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The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the atmospheres of the Earth, Venus, and Mars, moving on to their magnetospheres and then to a full discussion of the gas and ice giants and their properties. From here, attention switches to the small bodies of the solar system, beginning with the natural satellites. The comets, meteors, meteorites, and asteroids are discussed in order, and the volume concludes with the origin and evolution of our solar system. Finally, a fully revised section on extrasolar planetary systems puts the development of our system in a wider and increasingly well understood galactic context. All of the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its sister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, the equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell’s equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems. Together, the volumes form a comprehensive text for any university course that aims to deal with all aspects of solar and extra-solar planetary systems. They will appeal separately to the intellectually curious who would like to know how just how far our knowledge of the solar system has progressed in recent years.
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Stellar Astrophysics for the Local Group

VIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Author: A. Aparicio,A. Herrero,F. Sánchez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521632553

Category: Science

Page: 607

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A 1998 review of the new subject of extragalactic stellar astrophysics - for both graduate students and researchers working in astrophysics.
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Solar and Heliospheric Origins of Space Weather Phenomena

Author: Jean-Pierre Rozelot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540337598

Category: Science

Page: 166

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This book comprises an excursion through space weather, a scientific topic in rapid growth and with growing impact and implications for technological societies. The text is aimed at students and scientists working, or interested in, the field and provides a thorough introduction to the topic for those who wish to become acquainted with the basic solar physics at the origin of space weather.
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Astrophysics

Author: K. S. Krishnaswamy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9788122406603

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 344

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Discoveries In Astronomy And Astrophysics Have Brought Out Several Outstanding Problems And Puzzles. For Resolving These New Inputs From Physics May Be Required. There Exist Several Centers With Excellent Instruments And Many New Instruments Will Be Developed In The Next Few Years. Similarly Several Satellites Are In Orbit And More Are Being Planned For Future Astronomical Studies. Clearly Astronomy And Astrophysics Will Provide Great Opportunities For An Inquisitive Mind To Do First Rate Research Work.There Is A Good Scope For Carrying Out Path Breaking Work In Astronomy, Astrophysics And Space Sciences. To Attract Students And Researchers To This Exciting Frontier, It Is Necessary To Provide Them A Strong Academic Foundation. Astrophysics: A Modern Perspective Is An Attempt In This Direction. This Book Has Evolved Out Of A Series Of Lectures Delivered At Two Winter Schools In Astronomy And Astrophysics Organized By The Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research (Tifr), Bombay. Special Effort Has Been Made To Highlight Some Of The Challenging And Unsolved Problems From The Observational And Theoretical Points Of View.All The Contributors To This Volume Are Well Known Scientists Of Tifr And Have Made Significant And Lasting Contributions In Their Respective Fields. Each Chapter Develops The Subject From Basic Considerations Of Physics And Goes On To The Present Day Understanding. Some Of The Important Problems Facing Astronomers And Astrophysicists Today Are Highlighted Throughout The Book. The Close Interaction Between Astronomers, Astrophysicists And Physicists Has Also Been Brought Out. It Is Hoped That This Approach Will Attract More Students And Research Workers To The Fascinating Area Of Astronomy And Astrophysics.
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An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics

Author: Dale A. Ostlie

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 822

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This exciting new text opens the entire field of modern astrophysics to the reader by using only the basic tools of physics. Designed for the junior- level astrophysics course, each topic is approached in the context of the major unresolved questions in astrophysics. The core chapters have been designed for a course in stellar structure and evolution, while the extended chapters provide additional coverage of the solar system, galactic structure, dynamics, evolution, and cosmology. * Two versions of this text are available: An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-17), and An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-28). * Computer programs included with the text allow students to explore the physics of stars and galaxies. * In designing a curriculum, instructors can combine core and extended chapters with the optional advanced sections so as to meet their individual goals. * Up-to-date coverage of current astrophysical discoveries are included. * This text emphasizes computational physics, including computer problems and on-line programs. * This text also includes a selection of over 500 problems. For additional information and computer codes to be used
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Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author: F.J.P. Soler,Colin D. Froggatt,Franz Muheim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082401

Category: Science

Page: 386

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Up to date and comprehensive in its coverage, Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology reviews the whole landscape of neutrino physics, from state-of-the-art experiments to the latest phenomenological and theoretical developments to future advances. With contributions from internationally recognized leaders in the field, the book covers the basics of the standard model and neutrino phenomenology. It also discusses Big Bang cosmology, neutrino astrophysics, CP violation, leptogenesis, and solar neutrino physics, including the standard solar model. The contributors present experimental aspects of accelerator and reactor neutrino experiments as well as nuclear physics experiments that deal with neutrinoless double beta decay and tritium decay. They also focus on neutrino detectors, neutrino beams, and the neutrino factory. Drawn from the lectures of the Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics, this resource provides an essential foundation for anyone working in the exciting area of neutrino physics.
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