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Solar Magnetic Fields : Polarized Radiation Diagnostics - Jan Stenflo

Solar Magnetic Fields

Polarized Radiation Diagnostics

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780792327936
Number Of Pages: 385

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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.

Solar Magnetism - An Overviewp. 1
Theory of Polarized Radiationp. 31
Interaction of Matter With Radiationp. 42
Radiative Transfer Without Scatteringp. 61
Classical Scattering and the Hanle Effectp. 73
Non-LTE Radiative Transfer: Phenomenological Treatmentp. 101
Introduction to Quantum Field Theory of Polarized Radiative Transferp. 127
Multi-Level Radiative Transfer With Coherence Effectsp. 149
Rayleigh and Raman Scatteringp. 178
Collisions, Partial Redistribution, and Turbulent Magnetic Fieldsp. 210
Solutions of the Polarized Transfer Equationp. 239
Diagnostics of Small-Scale Magnetic Fieldsp. 273
Instrumentation for Solar Polarimetryp. 312
Referencesp. 351
Symbol Indexp. 358
Subject Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780792327936
ISBN-10: 0792327934
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.84