Stellar Astrophysics [E-Book] : Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Conference held in Hong Kong, 1999 / edited by K. S. Cheng, H. F. Chau, K. L. Chan, K. C. Leung.
Chan, K. L., (editor)
Chau, H. F., (editor) / Cheng, K. S., (editor) / Leung, K. C., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 2000
XVII, 506 p. online resource.
Astrophysics and Space Science Library ; 254
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Table of Contents:
  • Section I - Stellar (Solar) Evolution and Observational Constrains
  • The dynamo effect in stars
  • Differential rotation, meridional flow and a high-prandtl number solar/stellar dynamo
  • Generation of the angular velocity shear near the solar surface
  • 2D numerical simulation of stellar convection
  • -An overview
  • The atmospheric dynamics in 2D and 3D simulations of stellar surface convection
  • Rotating turbulent compressible convection in a shell
  • Nuclear Astrophysics with radioactive beams
  • Section II - Physics of Compact Stars and Pulsars
  • Pulsars at Parkes
  • Spark model for drifting subpulses in pulsars
  • The observation of pulsars at Urumqi Astronomical Observatory
  • Thermal X-ray pulses resulting from pulsar glitches
  • Starquake-induced glitches in pulsars
  • Thermal evolution of neutron stars
  • Probing the neutron star interior with glitches
  • Physics of neutron star kicks
  • Collapsing strange quark matter in Vaidya geometry-a possible source of gamma ray bursts
  • Conversion of neutron stars into strange stars
  • Do strange stars exist in the universe?
  • Oscillations of quark stars
  • A new indicator for the spectral states and state transitions in Cygnus 1
  • Section III - Binary Stars I: Observation Technique and Modeling
  • Does rotation alone determine whether an A-type star’s spectrum is abnormal or normal?
  • The distribution of separations of binaries
  • Coronal activity of near-contact binaries
  • ISO-sws studies of Wolf-Rayet stars: Neon abundances
  • Short time scale variation of a near-contact binary system, GR Tauri
  • General relativistic hydrodynamic equation in multiple system
  • Session IV ¡ª Binary Star with Accretion Disk
  • Explanationof the O’Connell effect of a close binary
  • Effects of the Blandford-Znajek process on evolution of radial structure of black hole accretion disks
  • Theory of accretion disks and applications in Astrophysics
  • A cellular automaton model for the power law noise of an accretion disc
  • X-ray spectral variations of X-ray nova XTE J1550-564 during the rising phase of the 1998 outburst
  • A new parameter in accretion disk model
  • Photometric Project for Zero-age Contact and Near Contact Binary Systems
  • Balmer decrement and the structure of Be-star envelopes
  • Symbiotic stars with highly resolved emission line profiles
  • Session V - High Energy Phenomena I: Observations
  • Long-term X-ray variability in X-ray binaries: RXTE/ASM and BATSE data
  • X-rays from millisecond pulsars
  • Long-term variability properties and periodicity analysis for blazars
  • Session VI - High Energy Phenomena II: Theories
  • The optical, X-ray and gamma-ray light curves and spectra of PSRB0540-69 and PSR B 1509-58
  • Analytical studies on the structure and emission of the SS 433 jets
  • Magnetically driven warping, precession and resonances in accretion disks
  • What do gamma-ray bursts look like?
  • Energy and radiation mechanisms of gamma-ray bursts
  • On the inverse Compton scattering model of radio pulsars
  • The effect of ICS on GRB afterglows
  • A possible mechanism for the metallicity of the first generation star
  • Poster Session
  • The influence of the stellar mass ratio on spiral shocks in accretion disks around compact objects
  • Rotating neutron stars for a new microscopic equation of state
  • The radial, vertical and azimuthal instability of an isothermal disc with three-dimensional magnetic field
  • Orbital period of the low-inclination SW Sextantis star V442 Ophiuchi
  • A new mass function of a symbiotic star, HBV475
  • New cataclysmic variables from RASS
  • Oxygen abundance evolution in the solar neighborhood
  • Three very metal-poor, extremely wide binaries
  • Lithium in G dwarfs
  • Optical observations of the X-ray transients X1658-298 and X1608-522
  • Study of reddening in the young open cluster NGC 6913
  • Luminosity of type IA supernovae and Hubble constant
  • The explanation for the strange shape of mean pulse of pulsar PSR J2019+2425
  • An explanation of the change in the orbital period of the contact binary V781 Tauri
  • The circumstellar envelope of the POST-AGB star
  • The Statistics of X-ray Emission from Galactic Young Pulsars
  • A Poly-component Model for Galactic Halo
  • Author Index.