Stellar Rotation Autor: Jean-Louis Tassoul
Like the Earth and planets, stars rotate. Understanding how stars rotate is central to modelling their structure, formation and evolution, and how they interact with their environment and companion stars. This authoritative volume provides a lucid introduction to stellar rotation and the definitive reference to the subject. It combines theory and observation in a comprehensive survey of how the rotation of stars affects the structure and evolution of the Sun, single stars and close binaries. This book will be of primary interest to graduate students and researchers studying solar and stellar rotation and close binary systems. It will also appeal to those with a more general interest in solar and stellar physics, star formation, binary stars and the hydrodynamics of rotating fluids – including geophysicists, planetary scientists and plasma physicists.
Spis treści: Preface 1. Observational basis 2. Rotating fluids 3. Rotating stars 4. Meridional circulation 5. Solar rotation 6. The early-type stars 7. The late-type stars 8. Tidal interaction Epilogue Subject index Author index.
dla: academic researchers, graduate students
|66 b/w illus. 9 tables|
|Hardback||247 x 174 mm|