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Theoretical Underpinnings: Stellar Oscillations

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

in Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter shows how the oscillations of a star are related to its structure. It also describes some of the important properties of stellar oscillations that allow us to use seismic data to ... More


Inverting Mode Frequencies

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

in Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes inversion techniques. Inversions of frequencies and frequency splittings of other stars are still in their infancy. However, inversions give model-independent estimates of ... More


Here Comes the Sun

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

in Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199674756
eISBN:
9780191752469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674756.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes various aspects of the sun’s interior, introducing the convection zone. A history of how our understanding of stellar structure evolved is provided. The chapter ends with an ... More


Further spherically symmetric solutions

Andrew M. Steane

in Relativity Made Relatively Easy Volume 2: General Relativity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192895646
eISBN:
9780191943911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895646.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

We obtain the interior Schwarzschild solution; the stellar structure equations (Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff); the Reissner-Nordstrom metric (charged black hole) and the de Sitter-Schwarzschild metric. ... More


The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

Prasenjit Saha and Paul A. Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816461
eISBN:
9780191858246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816461.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This is a conceptual introduction to astrophysical processes, at the advanced-undergraduate level. Topics are developed in more or less their historical order of discovery, but from a modern ... More


The Schwarzschild solution

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0046
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter deals with the Schwarzschild metric. To find the gravitational potential U produced by a spherically symmetric object in the Newtonian theory, it is necessary to solve the Poisson ... More


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