Stellar Magnetism by Leon Mestel

Stellar Magnetism

byLeon Mestel

Hardcover | March 5, 2012

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Ongoing studies in mathematical depth, and inferences from `helioseismological' observations of the internal solar rotation have shown up the limitations in our knowledge of the solar interior and of our understanding of the solar dynamo, manifested in particular by the sunspot cycle, theMaunder minimum, and solar flares. This second edition retains the identical overall structure as the first edition, but is designed so as to be self-contained with the early chapters presenting the basic physics and mathematics underlying cosmical magnetohydrodynamics, followed by studies of thespecific applications appropriate for a book devoted to a central area in astrophysics.

About The Author

Leon Mestel is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sussex. Mestel has also taught at the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, the Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth, Israel, the University of Manchester, and the Racah Institue at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has established himself as one of the leader...
Stellar Magnetism
Stellar Magnetism

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Title:Stellar MagnetismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:754 pagesPublished:March 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641749

ISBN - 13:9780199641741

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Theoretical basis3. Applications4. Magnetism and convection5. Magnetic fields in stellar interiors6. Dynamo processes in stars7. Stellar winds: magnetic braking8. Late-type stars9. The early-type magnetic stars10. Pre-main sequence stars11. Magnetism and star formation I12. Magnetism and star formation II13. Pulsar electrodynamics I14. Pulsar electrodynamics IIIndex

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"The main strength of the book is that the author has been able to combine a clear description of the fundamental physical concepts and ideas behind each subject with a thorough mathematical discussion of the theoretical mdoels based on these concepts...What I personally like most about thebook is that the author always tries to start from first principles as closely as possible...The author achieves a very good balance between the amount of algebraic detail with which most of the models are treated and the global picture to which the conclusions then contribute." --T. Neukirch, The Observatory