Heating the Sun's Corona

by Philip G. Judge

A work in preparation, this monograph focusses on the problem of heating the corona of the Sun. The justification for such a new book, and a PRELIMINARY table of contents may be found in this pdf file.

The book is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics or applied mathematics, in that it assumes familiarity with electrodynamics, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and the usual accompanying mathematics.

The text of the book is condensed in an attempt to provide a guide to the essentials- defining the problem, presenting critical observations, and discussing the essential physical processes from first principles. Therefore, there is an accompanying (and also PRELIMINARY) web page which discusses the development of the subject from an historical perspective.

Comments on these materials are most welcome and should be sent to judge@ucar.edu.

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