Post-zero-age main sequence rotation among late-type stars

  • Myron A. Smith
The Angular Momentum History of Stars
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 291)


The rotation of post-Z.A.M.S. cool-stars is reviewed. Once off the main sequence, cool stars seem to shift from internal uniform to differential rotation. Intermediate mass stars may encounter a “rotational boundary,” which collapses their surface rotations to a quasi-δ-function thereafter. This boundary occurs at ~G5111 and may extend down to the late-F-dwarfs. If so, the rotation of solar-type dwarfs could be controlled between narrow limits by a “rotostat”.


Angular Momentum Rotational Velocity Convective Zone Main Sequence Differential Rotation 
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  • Myron A. Smith
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  1. 1.National Solar Observatory, TucsonArizona

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