The Sun

An Introduction

  • Michael Stix

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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    Pages 1-15
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    Pages 17-66
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    Pages 67-147
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    Pages 149-180
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    Pages 181-235
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    Pages 237-276
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    Pages 305-385
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 443-492

About this book


A wealth of new experimental and theoretical results has been obtained in solar physics since the first edition of this textbook appeared in 1989. Thus all nine chapters have been thoroughly revised, and about 100 pages and many new illustrations have been added to the text. The additions include element diffusion in the solar interior, the recent neutrino experiments, methods of image restoration, observational devices used for spectroscopy and polarimetry, and new developments in helioseismology and numerical simulation. The book takes particular advantage of the results of several recent space missions, which lead to substantial progress in our understanding of the Sun, from the deep interior to the corona and solar wind.


helioseismology solar physics solar wind spectroscopy sun

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Stix
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  1. 1.Kiepenheuer-Institut für SonnenphysikFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62477-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56042-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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