Chapman and Hall/CRC
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
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.