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Published: 16 February 2012

744 Pages | 111 b/w line drawings, 3 b/w halftones, 4 colour halftones, 2 plates


ISBN: 9780199641741

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Stellar Magnetism

Second Edition

Leon Mestel

International Series of Monographs on Physics

  • Completely revised second edition devoted to a central area in astrophysics
  • Self-contained, with the basic physics presented succinctly
  • Brings out the successes and the limitations of current theoretical models
  • Treats late-type, early-type and pre-main sequence stars
  • In-depth discussion of star formation and of the pulsar magnetosphere

New to this Edition:

  • Early chapters presenting the basic physics and mathematics underlying cosmical magnetohydrodynamics
  • Later chapters presenting specific applications
  • Chapter 6: present state of dynamo theory in general
  • Chapter 8: applications to the Sun and other `Late-Type' stars with differing rotation rates — the `Solar-Stellar Connection'
  • Chapter 9: presents the considerable progress on the associated theoretical problems
  • Chapter 7: contains new material relevant to both Late- and Early-Type Main Sequence stars, to the evolved Red Giants, and also to contracting pre-Main Sequence stars (Chapter 10)

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