Solar Structure and Evolution

  title={Solar Structure and Evolution},
  author={J. Christensen-Dalsgaard},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
The Sun provides a critical benchmark for the general study of stellar structure and evolution. Also, knowledge about the internal properties of the Sun is important for the understanding of solar atmospheric phenomena, including the solar magnetic cycle. Here I provide a brief overview of the theory of stellar structure and evolution, including the physical processes and parameters that are involved. This is followed by a discussion of solar evolution, extending from the birth to the latest… Expand
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