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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

An Introduction to Waves and Oscillations in the Sun

Authors: Narayanan, A. Satya

  • Presents the theoretical studies pertaining to the wave motions and vibrations of the Sun
  • Presents the observational signatures of oscillations, as well as simulation results and nonlinear studies
  • Provides a good starting point for graduate students and researchers in solar physics and astrophysics
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“An Introduction to Waves and Oscillations in the Sun” is intended for students and researchers who work in the area of solar and astrophysics. This book contains an introduction to the Sun, basics of electrodynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics for force-free and current-free fields. It deals with waves in uniform media with relevance to sound waves and Alfven waves, and with waves in non-uniform media like surface waves or waves in a slab and cylindrical geometry. It also touches on instabilities in fluids and observational signatures of oscillations. Finally, there is an introduction to the area of helio-seismology, which deals with the internal structure of the Sun.
 

About the authors

Dr. A. Satya Narayanan is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1982. He was one of the Mathematicians selected for the prestigious Research Scientist position by the UGC, India, in the year 1984. He joined the Indian Institute of Astrophysics as a visiting fellow in 1990 and is presently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Narayanan has published many papers in reputed and refereed journals (both national as well as international). He has visited many countries in Europe, the U. K., Japan, and Singapore to attend meetings as well as to deliver lectures. He is one of the editors of the conference proceedings for a spectroscopy meeting held at Kodaikanal, India, in 2009, published by Springer-Verlag.

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“The book … give an introductory development of the theory of wave motion and oscillations in the sun and describe the experimental and observational work that has been done. … Much of the material in this book is presented at an introductory level that would be accessible to students in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on the subject. … The book can … be a valuable resource for scientists at any level working in this area.” (Stephen Wollman, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1262, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Waves and Oscillations in the Sun
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4400-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4400-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4399-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9596-4
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations
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