Fundamentals of Solar Astronomy

Fundamentals of Solar Astronomy

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There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field, together with the latest findings and the excitement in solar physics. As solar astronomy is becoming very popular among amateur astronomers and laymen, the book provides the practical knowledge to build simple solar telescopes and other equipment for making solar observations. Amateur astronomers have made important contributions to solar astronomy, and this book will help to guide them in their endeavours. The book can also serve as a text for undergraduate and graduate students starting out on solar physics. Using it, graduate students can easily embark on specific topics of research in solar astronomy.In fact it takes an estimated 1 0, 000 years for the energy generated in the solar core to diffuse out to the surface. ... In Figure 3.2 is shown a schematic diagram of the solar interior, indicating where energy is transferred by radiation in the inneranbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of Solar Astronomy
Author:A. Bhatnagar, William Livingston, William Charles Livingston
Publisher:World Scientific - 2005


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