Asteroseismology

  • C. Aerts
  • J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
  • D. W. Kurtz
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 1-30
  3. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 31-136
  4. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 137-294
  5. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 295-335
  6. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 337-376
  7. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 377-446
  8. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 447-668
  9. C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz
    Pages 669-677
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 679-866

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Helioseismology Star Stellar oscillations Stellar pulsations Stellar rotation Stellar structure asteroseismology astrophysics stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • C. Aerts
    • 1
  • J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
    • 2
  • D. W. Kurtz
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituut voor SterrenkundeKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Inst. Physics & AstronomyUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark
  3. 3.Centre for AstrophysicsUniversity Central LancashirePrestonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5803-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5178-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5803-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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