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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Asteroseismology

Authors: Aerts, C., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Kurtz, D. W.

  • The first monograph available devoted to asteroseismology
  • A general introduction into the research area of asteroseismology, covering aspects from observations and data analysis methodology, to seismic interpretations of stars
  • A practical guide for graduate students or scientists working in the growing field of stellar astrophysics
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About this book

The recent research domain of asteroseismology studies the internal structure of stars, which is not directly observable, through the interpretation of the frequency spectra of stellar oscillations. The basic principles of asteroseismology are very similar to those developed by earth seismologists. Stellar interiors can be probed from oscillations because different oscillation modes penetrate to different depths inside the star. Asteroseismology is the only available method to derive the internal structure of the stars with high precision.

This book – the first on asteroseismology – offers a practical guide for graduate students and scientists working in stellar astrophysics. It provides a general introduction to asteroseismology and comprehensive coverage of all its aspects: fundamental theory, observations and observational techniques, methodology of data analysis and seismic interpretations of various classes of multi-periodic pulsating stars.

About the authors

Conny Aerts is full professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as professor by special appointment on the Chair Asteroseismology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard is full professor of helio- and asteroseismology at Aarhus University, Denmark. Don Kurtz is full professor at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Their collective expertise encompasses all aspects of asteroseismology. All three authors are experienced lecturers and participate in numerous scientific committees. Their research teams enjoy international recognition and are heavily involved in various ground-based and satellite projects on asteroseismology.

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introducing Asteroseismology

    Aerts, C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Observations of Stellar Oscillations across the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

    Aerts, C. (et al.)

    Pages 31-136

  • Theory of Stellar Oscillations

    Aerts, C. (et al.)

    Pages 137-294

  • Observational Techniques for Asteroseismology

    Aerts, C. (et al.)

    Pages 295-335

  • Frequency Analysis

    Aerts, C. (et al.)

    Pages 337-376

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eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5178-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7641-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asteroseismology
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5803-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5803-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5178-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7641-7
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 866
Topics