White dwarf seismology

D. G. Yakovlev

Ioffe Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, Saint Petersburg 194021, Russia

Seismology of white dwarfs is briefly reviewed. Various types of white dwarf pulsations are described together with the mechanisms of their excitation. The results are outlined which the white dwarf seismology gives for solving fundamental and practical problems of physics and astrophysics.

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