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Physics of the Sun

A First Course, 1st Edition

By Dermott J. Mullan

Chapman and Hall/CRC

390 pages

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With an emphasis on numerical modeling, Physics of the Sun: A First Course presents a quantitative examination of the physical structure of the Sun and the conditions of its extended atmosphere. It gives step-by-step instructions for calculating the numerical values of various physical quantities.The text covers a wide range of topics on the Sun an

Table of Contents

The Global Parameters of the Sun. Radiation Flow through the Solar Atmosphere. Toward a Model of the Sun: Opacity. Toward a Model of the Sun: Ionization. Computing a Model of the Sun: The Photosphere. Convection in the Sun: Empirical Properties. Computing a Model of the Sun: The Convection Zone. Radiative Transfer in the Deep Interior of the Sun. Computing a Mechanical Model of the Sun: The Radiative Interior. Polytropes. Energy Generation in the Sun. Neutrinos from the Sun. Oscillations in the Sun: The Observations. Oscillations in the Sun: Theory. The Chromosphere. Magnetic Fields in the Sun. The Corona. The Solar Wind. Appendix. Index.

About the Author

Dermott J. Mullan is a professor in the Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. He is also director of the NASA Space Grant Program and the NASA EPSCoR Program in Delaware.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science