Though the sun does not go around the Earth, still it does go around. Javaraiah and Gokhale (both Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore) team up with colleagues to summarize recent research findings on its rotation, the variations in the rotations, and physical processes in the Sun and its atmosphere that affect and are affected by the rotation. They consider the mean rotation and time dependence of the outer layers, and the rotation rate in the interior as determined by helioseismic studies.
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CONTENTS: Preface; Sun's Structure and Solar Phenomena; Mean Rotation of Sun's Outer Layers; Time Dependence of the Rotation of Sun's Outer Layers; Rotation Rate in the Solar Interior: Helioseismic Studies; Theoretical Studies of Sun's Rotation; Index.