Sun: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN: 9780198832690 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Philip Judge Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: Very Short Introductions Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 144 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The Sun, as our nearest star, is of enormous importance for life on Earth - providing the warm radiation and light which allowed complex life to evolve. The Sun plays a key role in influencing our climate, whilst solar storms and high-energy events can threaten our communication infrastructure and satellites.

This Very Short Introduction explores what we know about the Sun, its physics, its structure, origins, and future evolution. Philip Judge explains some of the remaining puzzles about the Sun that still confound us, using elementary physics, and mathematical concepts. Why does the Sun form spots? Why does it flare? As he shows, these and other nagging difficulties relate to the Sun's continually variable magnetism, which converts an otherwise dull star into a machine for flooding
interplanetary space with variable radiation, high-energy particles and magnetic ejections. Throughout, Judge highlights the many reasons that the Sun is important, and why scientists engage in solar research.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Philip Judge
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
17
Latime
11
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
144
Colectie
Very Short Introductions
Bic
PG, PGS, PH, PHVB
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