Solar Magnetic Fields

Polarized Radiation Diagnostics

  • Jan Olof Stenflo

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 351-385

About this book


Magnetic fields are responsible for much of the variability and structuring in the universe, but only on the Sun can the basic magnetic field related processes be explored in detail. While several excellent textbooks have established a diagnostic foundation for exploring the physics of unmagnetized stellar atmospheres through spectral analysis, no corresponding treatise for magnetized stellar atmospheres has been available. The present monograph fills this gap. The theoretical foundation for the diagnostics of stellar magnetism is developed from first principles in a comprehensive way, both within the frameworks of classical physics and quantum field theory, together with a presentation of the various solar applications. This textbook can serve as an introduction to solar and stellar magnetism for astronomers and physicists at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level and will also become a resource book for more senior scientists with a general interest in cosmic magnetic fields.


collision field theory quantum field theory scattering solar spectra universe

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Olof Stenflo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4387-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8246-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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