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Stellar Rotation.

By: Contributor(s): Series: Cambridge AstrophysicsPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000Copyright date: ©2000Description: 1 online resource (274 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511151361
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stellar RotationDDC classification:
  • 523.83
LOC classification:
  • QB810 .T36 2000
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Observational basis -- 1.1 Historical development -- 1.2 The Sun -- 1.2.1 Large-scale motions in the atmosphere -- 1.2.2 Helioseismology: The internal rotation rate -- 1.3 Single stars -- 1.4 Close binaries -- 1.5 Bibliographical notes -- 2 Rotating fluids -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The equations of fluid motion -- 2.2.1 Conservation principles -- 2.2.2 Boundary conditions -- 2.2.3 Rotating frame of reference -- 2.3 The vorticity equation -- 2.3.1 The Taylor-Proudman theorem -- 2.4 Reynolds stresses and eddy viscosities -- 2.5 Applications to the Earth's atmosphere -- 2.5.1 The geostrophic approximation -- 2.5.2 Ekman layer at a rigid plane boundary -- 2.5.3 Ekman pumping and secondary circulation -- 2.6 The wind-driven oceanic circulation -- 2.6.1 Ekman layer at the ocean-atmosphere interface -- 2.6.2 The Sverdrup relation -- 2.6.3 Western boundary currents: The Munk layer -- 2.7 Barotropic and baroclinic instabilities -- 2.7.1 The symmetric instability -- 2.7.2 The baroclinic instability -- 2.7.3 The shear-flow instability -- 2.8 Self-gravitating fluid masses -- 2.8.1 The virial equations -- 2.8.2 The Maclaurin and Jacobi ellipsoids -- 2.8.3 Rotating polytropes -- 2.9 Bibliographical notes -- 3 Rotating stars -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Basic concepts -- 3.2.1 The Poincaré-Wavre theorem -- 3.3 Some tentative solutions -- 3.3.1 The case of radiative equilibrium -- 3.3.2 The case of convective equilibrium -- 3.4 The dynamical instabilities -- 3.4.1 An energy principle -- 3.4.2 The Solberg-Høiland conditions -- 3.4.3 Nonaxisymmetric motions -- 3.5 The thermal instabilities -- 3.6 The eddy-mean flow interaction -- 3.7 Bibliographical notes -- 4 Meridional circulation -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 A frictionless solution.
4.2.1 Sweet's meridional circulation -- 4.2.2 The classical objections -- 4.3 A consistent first-order solution -- 4.3.1 The linear case… -- 4.3.2 The nonlinear case… -- 4.4 A consistent second-order solution -- 4.4.1 Answer to the classical objections -- 4.5 Meridional circulation in a cooling white dwarf -- 4.6 Meridional circulation in a close-binary component -- 4.6.1 The tidally driven currents -- 4.6.2 The reflection effect in close binaries -- 4.7 Meridional circulation in a magnetic star -- 4.7.1 The magnetically driven currents -- 4.7.2 Circulation, rotation, and magnetic fields -- 4.8 Discussion -- 4.9 Bibliographical notes -- 5 Solar rotation -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Differential rotation in the convection zone -- 5.2.1 Mean-field models -- 5.2.2 Global-convection models -- 5.3 Meridional circulation in the radiative core -- 5.4 Spin-down of the solar interior -- 5.4.1 Rotation and turbulent diffusion -- 5.4.2 Rotation and magnetic fields -- 5.5 Discussion -- 5.6 Bibliographical notes -- 6 The early-type stars -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Main-sequence models -- 6.2.1 Uniform rotation versus differential rotation -- 6.2.2 Effects of rotation on the observable parameters -- 6.3 Axial rotation along the upper main sequence -- 6.3.1 Rotation in open clusters -- 6.3.2 The angular momentum diagram -- 6.3.3 The rotational velocity distributions -- 6.3.4 Rotation of Be and shell stars -- 6.3.5 Rotation of Am and Ap stars -- 6.4 Circulation, rotation, and diffusion -- 6.5 Rotation of evolved stars -- 6.6 Bibliographical notes -- 7 The late-type stars -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Schatzman's braking mechanism -- 7.3 Rotation of T Tauri and cluster stars -- 7.4 Rotational evolution of low-mass stars -- 7.4.1 T Tauri stars and accretion disks -- 7.4.2 Rotational evolution models -- 7.5 Bibliographical notes -- 8 Tidal interaction -- 8.1 Introduction.
8.2 The tidal-torque mechanism -- 8.2.1 Darwin's weak-friction model -- 8.2.2 Application to late-type binaries -- 8.3 The resonance mechanism -- 8.3.1 Application to early-type binaries -- 8.4 The hydrodynamical mechanism -- 8.4.1 The spin-up and spin-down of a rotating fluid -- 8.4.2 Ekman pumping in a tidally distorted star -- 8.4.3 The characteristic times -- 8.4.4 Pseudo-synchronization and orbital circularization -- 8.5 Contact binaries: The astrostrophic balance -- 8.6 Discussion -- 8.7 Bibliographical notes -- Epilogue -- Subject index -- Author index.
Summary: This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides the definitive reference on stellar rotation, combining theory and observation.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Observational basis -- 1.1 Historical development -- 1.2 The Sun -- 1.2.1 Large-scale motions in the atmosphere -- 1.2.2 Helioseismology: The internal rotation rate -- 1.3 Single stars -- 1.4 Close binaries -- 1.5 Bibliographical notes -- 2 Rotating fluids -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The equations of fluid motion -- 2.2.1 Conservation principles -- 2.2.2 Boundary conditions -- 2.2.3 Rotating frame of reference -- 2.3 The vorticity equation -- 2.3.1 The Taylor-Proudman theorem -- 2.4 Reynolds stresses and eddy viscosities -- 2.5 Applications to the Earth's atmosphere -- 2.5.1 The geostrophic approximation -- 2.5.2 Ekman layer at a rigid plane boundary -- 2.5.3 Ekman pumping and secondary circulation -- 2.6 The wind-driven oceanic circulation -- 2.6.1 Ekman layer at the ocean-atmosphere interface -- 2.6.2 The Sverdrup relation -- 2.6.3 Western boundary currents: The Munk layer -- 2.7 Barotropic and baroclinic instabilities -- 2.7.1 The symmetric instability -- 2.7.2 The baroclinic instability -- 2.7.3 The shear-flow instability -- 2.8 Self-gravitating fluid masses -- 2.8.1 The virial equations -- 2.8.2 The Maclaurin and Jacobi ellipsoids -- 2.8.3 Rotating polytropes -- 2.9 Bibliographical notes -- 3 Rotating stars -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Basic concepts -- 3.2.1 The Poincaré-Wavre theorem -- 3.3 Some tentative solutions -- 3.3.1 The case of radiative equilibrium -- 3.3.2 The case of convective equilibrium -- 3.4 The dynamical instabilities -- 3.4.1 An energy principle -- 3.4.2 The Solberg-Høiland conditions -- 3.4.3 Nonaxisymmetric motions -- 3.5 The thermal instabilities -- 3.6 The eddy-mean flow interaction -- 3.7 Bibliographical notes -- 4 Meridional circulation -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 A frictionless solution.

4.2.1 Sweet's meridional circulation -- 4.2.2 The classical objections -- 4.3 A consistent first-order solution -- 4.3.1 The linear case… -- 4.3.2 The nonlinear case… -- 4.4 A consistent second-order solution -- 4.4.1 Answer to the classical objections -- 4.5 Meridional circulation in a cooling white dwarf -- 4.6 Meridional circulation in a close-binary component -- 4.6.1 The tidally driven currents -- 4.6.2 The reflection effect in close binaries -- 4.7 Meridional circulation in a magnetic star -- 4.7.1 The magnetically driven currents -- 4.7.2 Circulation, rotation, and magnetic fields -- 4.8 Discussion -- 4.9 Bibliographical notes -- 5 Solar rotation -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Differential rotation in the convection zone -- 5.2.1 Mean-field models -- 5.2.2 Global-convection models -- 5.3 Meridional circulation in the radiative core -- 5.4 Spin-down of the solar interior -- 5.4.1 Rotation and turbulent diffusion -- 5.4.2 Rotation and magnetic fields -- 5.5 Discussion -- 5.6 Bibliographical notes -- 6 The early-type stars -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Main-sequence models -- 6.2.1 Uniform rotation versus differential rotation -- 6.2.2 Effects of rotation on the observable parameters -- 6.3 Axial rotation along the upper main sequence -- 6.3.1 Rotation in open clusters -- 6.3.2 The angular momentum diagram -- 6.3.3 The rotational velocity distributions -- 6.3.4 Rotation of Be and shell stars -- 6.3.5 Rotation of Am and Ap stars -- 6.4 Circulation, rotation, and diffusion -- 6.5 Rotation of evolved stars -- 6.6 Bibliographical notes -- 7 The late-type stars -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Schatzman's braking mechanism -- 7.3 Rotation of T Tauri and cluster stars -- 7.4 Rotational evolution of low-mass stars -- 7.4.1 T Tauri stars and accretion disks -- 7.4.2 Rotational evolution models -- 7.5 Bibliographical notes -- 8 Tidal interaction -- 8.1 Introduction.

8.2 The tidal-torque mechanism -- 8.2.1 Darwin's weak-friction model -- 8.2.2 Application to late-type binaries -- 8.3 The resonance mechanism -- 8.3.1 Application to early-type binaries -- 8.4 The hydrodynamical mechanism -- 8.4.1 The spin-up and spin-down of a rotating fluid -- 8.4.2 Ekman pumping in a tidally distorted star -- 8.4.3 The characteristic times -- 8.4.4 Pseudo-synchronization and orbital circularization -- 8.5 Contact binaries: The astrostrophic balance -- 8.6 Discussion -- 8.7 Bibliographical notes -- Epilogue -- Subject index -- Author index.

This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides the definitive reference on stellar rotation, combining theory and observation.

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