Stellar wind theories
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We describe the basic theory of stellar winds with momentum input due to a force or with energy input and we formulate the five laws of stellar winds.
Coronal winds, driven by gas pressure at high temperature
Line driven winds, due to radiation pressure in spectral lines
Dust driven winds, due to radiation pressure on dust
Pulsation driven winds, due to oscillating motions of the photosphere
Sound wave driven winds, due to wave pressure of acoustic waves
Alfvén wave driven winds, due to wave pressure by Alfvén waves
Magnetic rotating winds, due to magnetic corotation We briefly review these mechanisms.
KeywordsRadiation Pressure Mass Loss Rate Stellar Wind Sonic Point Extra Force
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