The δ Scuti stars pulsate with a large number of low-order radial and nonradial p-modes. There also exists some evidence for the presence of g-modes.
The pulsational variability outside the classical δ Scuti star instability strip (A1V - F0V on the main sequence) is examined. New measurements do not confirm the short-period variability of the hot B9p star ET And. However, a number of cool, early-F stars shows variability around one day: the γ Dor variables. An explanation involving nonradial g modes appears the most promising.
An examination of available information on the multi-periodicity of δ Scuti stars shows no systematic behaviour in which pulsation modes axe excited to an observable level with luminosity and temperature. The asteroseismological potential of δ Scuti vaxiables is briefly examined.
So far, the period changes of five luminous Pop. I δ Scuti variables have been studied. While stellar evolution predicts period increases, decreases have been observed and reported for all five stars. The statistical significance of this result and alternative explanations axe briefly examined.