The Sun [E-Book] : An Introduction / by Michael Stix.
Stix, Michael, (author)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1989
XIII, 390 p. online resource.
englisch
9783642971297
10.1007/978-3-642-97129-7
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: The Sun’s Distance, Mass, Radius, Luminosity ...
  • 1.1 Distance
  • 1.2 Mass
  • 1.3 Radius
  • 1.4 Luminosity
  • 1.5 Spectral Energy Distribution
  • 1.6 Bibliographical Notes
  • 2. Internal Structure
  • 2.1 Construction of a Model
  • 2.2 Age and Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution
  • 2.3 Model Ingredients
  • 2.4 Results for a Standard Solar Model
  • 2.5 Non-Standard Models
  • 2.6 Bibliographical Notes
  • 3. Tools for Solar Observation
  • 3.1 Limitations
  • 3.2 High-Resolution Telescopes
  • 3.3 Spectrographs and Spectrometers
  • 3.4 Filters and Monochromators
  • 3.5 Magnetic Fields and Polarimetry
  • 3.6 Special-Purpose Instruments
  • 3.7 Bibliographical Notes
  • 4. The Atmosphere
  • 4.1 Radiative Transfer — Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium
  • 4.2 Radiative Transfer — Statistical Equilibrium
  • 4.3 Atmospheric Models
  • 4.4 The Chemical Composition of the Sun
  • 4.5 Bibliographical Notes
  • 5. Oscillations
  • 5.1 Observations
  • 5.2 Linear Adiabatic Oscillations of a Non-rotating Sun
  • 5.3 Helioseismology
  • 5.4 Excitation and Damping
  • 5.5 Bibliographical Notes
  • 6. Convection
  • 6.1 Stability
  • 6.2 Mixing-Length Theory
  • 6.3 Granulation
  • 6.4 Mesogranulation
  • 6.5 Supergranulation
  • 6.6 Giant Cells
  • 6.7 Bibliographical Notes
  • 7. Rotation
  • 7.1 Axis of Rotation
  • 7.2 Oblateness
  • 7.3 Rotational History
  • 7.4 Surface Observations
  • 7.5 Models of a Rotating Convection Zone
  • 7.6 Bibliographical Notes
  • 8. Magnetism
  • 8.1 Fields and Conducting Matter
  • 8.2 Flux Tubes
  • 8.3 Sunspots
  • 8.4 The Solar Cycle
  • 8.5 Bibliographical Notes
  • 9. Chromosphere, Corona, and Solar Wind
  • 9.1 Empirical Facts
  • 9.2 Consequences of High Temperature
  • 9.3 The Magnetic Field in the Outer Atmosphere
  • 9.4 The Energy Balance
  • 9.5 Explosive Events
  • 9.6 Bibliographical Notes
  • List of Symbols
  • References.