The Use of Pulsating Stars in Fundamental Problems of Astronomy
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The Use of Pulsating Stars in Fundamental Problems of Astronomy IAU Colloquium 111 (International Astronomical Union Colloquium, No 111) by Edward G. Schmidt

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Astrophysics,
  • Science / Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Congresses,
  • Astrometry,
  • Galaxies,
  • Pulsating stars,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7738439M
ISBN 10052137023X
ISBN 109780521370233

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The use of pulsating stars in fundamental problems of astronomy: the proceedings of International Astronomical Union th Colloquium, / edited by Edward G. Schmidt. Attention is also given to double-mode pulsating stars and opacity changes, Cepheid evolution with pulsationally-driven mass loss, a possible pulsation mechanism for B Stars, a Cepheid triple system, the irregular light variation of the RV Tau star R Sct, observaltions of variability in the radial velocity of Alpha Boo, nonlinear RR Lyrae Cited by:   Book Review: The use of pulsating stars in fundamental problems of astronomy (IAU colloquium no. ) / CUP, Author: T. Frangsmyr, B. Pagel. This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding not only of stellar pulsation theory but also of stellar structure and evolution theory.

» The Use of Pulsating Stars in Fundamental Problems of Astronomy. IAU Colloquia IAUC The Use of Pulsating Stars in Fundamental Problems of Astronomy. Start date/time. Aug End date/time. Aug Place. Lincoln, NE, United .   Parallax measurements are a fundamental link in the chain of cosmic distances. Variable Stars- One Key to Cosmic Distances Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars are two types of pulsating variable stars. Light curves of these stars show that their . Student’s Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over exercises and homework problems help readers get to.   A Problem Book in Astronomy and Astrophysics Editor: Aniket Sule. This book contains a compilation of problems and solutions from International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (). The probl ems are decorated topic wise, i.e. Celestial Mechanics, Optics and Detectors, Galactic Astrophysics, etc. This book is highly recommended.

Star - Star - Pulsating stars: An impressive body of evidence indicates that stellar pulsations can account for the variability of Cepheids, long-period variables, semiregular variables, Beta Canis Majoris stars, and even the irregular red variables. Of this group, the Cepheid variables have been studied in greatest detail, both theoretically and observationally. Cepheids are large, yellow, pulsating stars named for the first-known star of the group, Delta Cephei. This, by the way, is another example of how confusing naming conventions get in astronomy; here, a whole class of stars is named after the constellation in which the first one happened to be found. RR Lyrae stars Named after the prototype of the group — RR Lyrae, a variable star in the constellation Lyra the Harp — these pulsating variables are common in the night sky and are favorite. Instead, astronomers use the parsec (abbreviated “pc”) as a practical unit of distance. The astronomical distance to a nearby star is measured in terms of its stellar parallax Π, defined as half of its apparent angular displacement as viewed from Earth at a six-month time interval (see Fig. ).