Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 26, Issue 2–3, pp 139–160 | Cite as

Theory of asteroseismology

  • Hiromoto Shibahashi


The increasing number of pulsating modes in a star leads to the increase of the amount of information derived from the pulsation. Probing the invisible interior of stars is a dream come true. In this review, I summarize the fundamental properties of stellar pulsations and the excitation mechanisms, emphasizing several cases of recent progress.

Key words

Asteroseismology stars: pulsation pulsation: excitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiromoto Shibahashi
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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