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Investigating the A-Type Stars Using Kepler Data

Authors: Murphy, Simon J.

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Presents the first comprehensive review of A stars in three decades
  • Demonstrates novel techniques for asteroseismology as applied to the revolutionary Kepler data
  • Guides the reader through various classes of peculiar stars with insightful reviews of the literature
  • Includes the most detailed investigations ever, of a pulsating Am star and of an SX Phe star
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About this book

Simon Murphy's thesis has significant impact on the wide use of the revolutionary Kepler Mission data, leading to a new understanding in stellar astrophysics. It first provides a deep characterisation and comparison of the Kepler long cadence and short cadence data, with particular insight into the Kepler reduction pipeline. It then brings together modern reviews of rotation and peculiarities in A-type stars, and their relationship with the pulsating delta Scuti stars. This is the first combined review of these subjects since the classic monograph by Sydney Wolff, "The A stars," was published three decades ago. The thesis presents a novel technique, Super-Nyquist Asteroseismology, that has opened up the asteroseismic study of thousands of Kepler stars. It shows case studies of delta Scuti stars examining amplitude growth, super-Nyquist pulsation, and pulsation in a high-amplitude, population II SX Phoenicis star in a 343-d binary. This work informs our understanding of the relation of rotation to peculiarity, hence has applications to atomic diffusion theory. This is a brilliant thesis written in an elegant and engaging style.

About the authors

Simon Murphy is Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Sydney Institute for Astronomy. His research interests are the plethora of phenomena found in A-type stars, especially chemical peculiarities and pulsation and the development of novel data analysis practices, such as Super-Nyquist Asteroseismology and Phase Modulation analysis. He is involved in organising the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC) working group on classical pulsators. Simon Murphy is the winner of a Runner up prize in “Experienced Presenter” category for oral presentation at UCLan’s graduate research conference, 2012, the Winner of “Best Poster” category at UCLan’s graduate research conference, 2011 and the Selina Bright scholarship for best exam results at the University of Manchester in 2010.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A Fourier View of Kepler Data

    Murphy, Simon J.

    Pages 1-52

  • An Observational Review of Rotation in A Stars

    Murphy, Simon J.

    Pages 53-89

  • A Selective Review of Spectral Peculiarities in the A Stars

    Murphy, Simon J.

    Pages 91-126

  • A Pulsation Review of Delta Scuti and Related Stars

    Murphy, Simon J.

    Pages 127-162

  • Kepler Catalogues and Published Case Studies

    Murphy, Simon J.

    Pages 163-193

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09417-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09416-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36323-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investigating the A-Type Stars Using Kepler Data
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09417-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09417-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09416-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36323-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
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