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Book
372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Seeing the Sun-- 2. The working Sun-- 3. Measuring stars-- 4. Comparing stars-- 5. The formation of stars-- 6. The main sequence life of stars-- 7. The life of stars beyond the main sequence-- 8. The death of stars-- 9. The remnants of stars-- Conclusion-- Answers and comments-- Appendices-- Glossary-- Further reading-- Acknowledgements-- Figure references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107492639 20160618
Compiled by a team of experts, this textbook introduces the properties and evolution of the most immediately visible objects in the Universe - stars. Designed for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics, it starts with a detailed discussion of our nearest star, the Sun, and describes how solar physicists have come to understand its internal workings. It then considers how we study the basic physical properties and life-cycles of more distant stars, culminating with a discussion of more 'exotic' objects, such as neutron stars and black holes. This second edition has a greater emphasis on the physical and spectral properties of stars, introducing stellar atmospheres, spectral line formation and the role of binary stars in the formation of compact objects. Avoiding complex mathematics, and generously illustrated in colour throughout, this accessible text is ideal for self-study and will appeal to both amateur astronomers and undergraduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107492639 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • chapter 1. Plasma physics
  • chapter 2. Solar physics
  • chapter 3. Solar wind
  • chapter 4. Geomagnetism
  • chapter 5. Magnetosphere
  • chapter 6. Neutral atmosphere
  • chapter 7. Ionosphere
  • chapter 8. Ionospheric variability
  • chapter 9. Radiowave propagation in the ionosphere
  • chapter 10. Spacecraft operations
  • chapter 11. Space weather services
  • Index.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
x, 435 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Prologue / Carolus J. Schrijver and George L. Siscoe
  • Introduction to heliophysics / Thomas J. Bogdan
  • Creation and destruction of magnetic field / Matthias Rempel
  • Magnetic field topology / Dana W. Longcope
  • Magnetic reconnection / Terry G. Forbes
  • Structures of the magnetic field / Mark B. Moldwin, George L. Siscoe, and Carolus J. Schrijver
  • Turbulence in space plasmas / Charles W. Smith
  • The solar atmosphere / Viggo H. Hansteen
  • Stellar winds and magnetic fields / Viggo H. Hansteen
  • Fundamentals of planetary magnetospheres / Vytenis M. Vasyliūnas
  • Solar-wind-magnetosphere coupling: an MHD perspective / Frank R. Toffoletto and George L. Siscoe
  • On the ionosphere and chromosphere / Tim J. Fuller-Rowell and Carolus J. Schrijver
  • Comparative planetary environments / Frances Bagenal.
Heliophysics is a developing scientific discipline integrating studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and climatic environments. Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever-increasing rate. This volume, the first in this series of three heliophysics texts, integrates such diverse topics for the first time as a coherent intellectual discipline. It emphasises the physical processes coupling the Sun and Earth, allowing insights into the interaction of the solar wind and radiation with the Earth's magnetic field, atmosphere and climate system. It provides a core resource for advanced undergraduates and graduates, and also constitutes a foundational reference for researchers in heliophysics, astrophysics, plasma physics, space physics, solar physics, aeronomy, space weather, planetary science and climate science. Additional online resources, including lecture presentations and other teaching materials, are accessible at www.cambridge.org/9780521110617.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521110617 20160605
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xv, 568 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. Brief history of solar terrestrial physics-- 2. Physics of space plasmas-- 3. The Sun-- 4. The solar wind-- 5. Collisionless shocks-- 6. Interactions with magnetized planets-- 7. Ionospheres-- 8. Interactions with unmagnetized bodies-- 9. Magnetopause, tail and reconnection-- 10. Magnetospheric configuration-- 11. Magnetic pulsations-- 12. Plasma waves-- 13. Magnetospheric dynamics-- 14. The aurora and the auroral ionosphere-- 15. Magnetospheres of outer planets-- Appendices-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521451048 20160528
All aspects of space plasmas in the Solar System are introduced and explored in this text for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Introduction to Space Physics provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the complex interactions of the ionized gases of the solar terrestrial environment. The book includes extensive discussion of the Sun and solar wind, the magnetized and unmagnetized planets, and the fundamental processes of space plasmas including shocks, plasma waves, ULF waves, wave particle interactions, and auroral processes. The text devotes particular attention to space plasma observations and integrates these with phenomenological and theoretical interpretations. Highly coordinated chapters, written by experts in their fields, combine to provide a comprehensive introduction to space physics. Based on an advanced undergraduate and graduate course presented in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, the text will be valuable to both students and professionals in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521451048 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 151 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Plasma physics
  • Solar physics
  • Solar wind
  • Geomagnetism
  • Magnetosphere
  • Neutral atmosphere
  • Ionosphere
  • Ionospheric variability
  • Radiowave propagation in the ionosphere
  • Spacecraft operations.
This edition takes account of discoveries in space science since publication of the first edition. The bulk of the book develops the physics of the space environment, and the last two chapters apply these principles to electromagnetic wave propagation and spacecraft operation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780894640445 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xiii, 390 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)