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Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Ongoing studies in mathematical depth, and inferences from ‘helioseismological’ observations of the internal solar rotation have shown up the limitations in our knowledge of the solar interior and of ... More


Summary

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

in The Sun's Influence on Climate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This concluding chapter talks about how the Earth's climate is fundamental to the well-being of humanity, and any factor with the potential to affect that is obviously of concern. Thus, an ... More


Black and Blue

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Black has attracted commentary from a long list of philosophers: Empedocles, Aristotle, Goethe, Wittgenstein, and, more recently, C. L. Hardin and Jonathan Westphal. Color scientists have joined the ... More


Sunspot-Based Models

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

in Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Articulates second-generation (sunspot) models of financial crisis, and highlights the important role of coordination problems in these models. The seminal currency crisis model of Obstfeld (1996) ... More


Reconciling the Two Views

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

in Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Articulates the basics of global games. Applies the global game arguments of Morris and Shin (1998, 2000) to sovereign liquidity crises and shows how the fundamental and sunspot views of crisis can ... More


Herding in Finance, Stock Market Crashes, Frenzies, and Bank Runs

Markus K. Brunnermeier

in Asset Pricing under Asymmetric Information: Bubbles, Crashes, Technical Analysis, and Herding

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296980
eISBN:
9780191596025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296983.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter shows that herding can help to explain many empirical phenomena in finance, like stock market crashes. In a setting with widely dispersed information, even relatively unimportant news ... More


Galileo's Telescope

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses one of the great revolutions in early modern cosmology: the discovery of blemishes on the sun. In his Letters on Sunspots, Galileo understood these spots to constitute ... More


GALILEO: SEEING AND BELIEVING

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses Galileo Galilei's biography and private life. It notes that Galileo first became interested in the connection between mathematics and the measurement of quantities such as mass ... More


Magnetism and convection

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Our Sun is a veritable laboratory for the study of magnetohydrodynamics. It exhibits a wide variety of phenomena — sunspots, flares, prominences — in which a magnetic field is clearly the crucial ... More


Annie Scott Dill Russell Maunder (1868–1947)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the work and life of the marriage formed by Annie Maunder and her husband, both astronomers.


Magnetism And Convection

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter generalizes the mixing-length description of stellar convection to include steady non-uniform rotation. Both the effect of convective motions on an imposed weak magnetic field, and the ... More


Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199674756
eISBN:
9780191752469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674756.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book argues that the 11-year sunspot cycle has become the third most important natural cycle affecting our lives, after the cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons. The aim of this book ... More


Explosions, Blackouts and Cycles

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/9780199674756.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter gives an introduction of how the sunspot cycle affects the earth and why we should be curious about it—arguing the case that it should be regarded as the ‘third cycle’. It also comments ... More


The Mysterious Sunspots

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/9780199674756.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the magnetic configurations of sunspots and the phenomenology of their cycle, introducing such things as the butterfly diagram and Hale’s polarity law. The sun’s polar magnetic ... More


The Conveyor Belt inside 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/9780199674756.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses how the ideas of Babcock and Leighton can be invoked to solve the difficulties of the earlier solar dynamo models. The chapter then describes the flux transport dynamo model, ... More


Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

David Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The book provides a comprehensive narrative concerning Glasgow's connections with Astronomy since the University's establishment in 1451. It covers the educational and scientific contributions of ... More


Casting light on Galileo’s contrasts

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Among the deceptive aspects of visual appearances is the apparent brightness of an external object. Far from being a faithful indication to its physical irradiance the brightness of a visual object ... More


Searching for a Place in the World: The Landscape of Ford’s The Searchers

Ross Gibson

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with a study of Fereydoun Hoveyda’s essay called “Sunspots” that describes the dynamics of cinema and the way one feels when attending it. It explains how cinema defines how ... More


On Sunspots

Galileo Galilei and Christoph Scheiner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226707150
eISBN:
9780226707174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Galileo's telescopic discoveries, and especially his observation of sunspots, caused great debate in an age when the heavens were thought to be perfect and unchanging. Christoph Scheiner, a Jesuit ... More


Masks

Nick Wilding

in Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166971
eISBN:
9780226167022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167022.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses measures undertaken by early modern states to evaluate potential impostors to provide new reading of the ploys of the Sidereus Nuncius. In the debate over the nature of ... More


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