An Overview of Stellar Pulsation Theory



In this paper I will give overview of the stellar pulsation theory. Starting with basic equations I will discuss modal properties of oscillations and excitation mechanisms. I also mention briefly the effects of rotation.


Rossby Wave Radial Pulsation Propagation Zone Stellar Pulsation Entropy Perturbation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut für AstrophysikGarching b. MünchenGermany

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