Solar Astrophysics, Second, Revised Edition

Solar Astrophysics, Second, Revised Edition

Author(s): Dr. Peter V. Foukal

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9783527403745

Online ISBN: 9783527602551

DOI: 10.1002/9783527602551

About this Book

This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of the key instruments throughout the various periods. In contrast to other books on this topic, the choice of material deals evenhandedly with the entire scope of important topics covered in solar research. The authors make the advances in our understanding of the sun accessible to students and non-specialists by way of careful use of relatively simple physical concepts. The book offers an incisive, reliable, and well-planned look at all that is fascinating and new in studies of the sun.

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