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4 Fundamental Concepts

The observed phenomena reviewed in Section 3 are compelling, calling out for a theoretical interpretation. In this section we lay the groundwork for such an interpretation and then we proceed to discuss more sophisticated modeling efforts in the remainder of the paper.


 4.1 Governing equations
 4.2 Energetics
 4.3 Maintenance of differential rotation
  4.3.1 Angular momentum redistribution
  4.3.2 The Taylor-Proudman theorem and thermal wind balance
 4.4 Maintenance of meridional circulation
 4.5 The solar dynamo

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