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Cosmical Magnetism : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Cambridge, England, July 5-9, 1993 : NATO Science Series C - D. Lynden-Bell

Cosmical Magnetism : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Cambridge, England, July 5-9, 1993

NATO Science Series C

By: D. Lynden-Bell (Editor)

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With new observations delineating the large-scale magnetic fields in galaxies and renewed interest in the influence of magnetic fields on star formation and on the collimation of jets this book provides a timely review of cosmic magnetohydrodynamics. The book has a broad sweep, from the theory of the Earth's dynamo through the magnetically dominated Solar corona to the magnetic fields of stars, galaxies quasars and the intergalactic plasma. Particular strong points are the magnetic fields of degenerate stars. Both white dwarfs and the fascinating evolution of neutron stars' magnetic fields are discussed in detail. The book is dedicated to Professor Leon Mestel who has seen the subject grow from its early days to its current flowering on the wealth of new observations described here. Stellar winds, cosmic rays, galactic dynamos, active galactic nuclei and black holes provide a wide range for both scientific imagination and precise deduction. Many of the creators of the subjects have contributed to this volume, which is vital reading for astronomy graduate students with magnetic interests as well as plasma physicists.

Preface
Index to Photograph
Conference Photograph
Professor Leon Mestel's Photograph
List of Participants
The Earth's Dynamop. 1
Solar Coronal Heating by Magnetic Flux Interactionp. 11
Magnetic Energy Dissipation and Coronal Heating by DC Currentsp. 25
Magnetic Winds from Stars and Disksp. 33
MHD Winds and Jetsp. 45
Magnetic White Dwarfsp. 55
AP-Stars: A New Look at Holding and Confining Their Magnetic Fieldsp. 67
Magnetic Fields and Star Formationp. 73
Spin-Up and Spin-Down Induced Magnetic Field Changes in Neutron Starsp. 87
Gamma-Rays from Pulsar Magnetospheres: Physics of the Process and Effects on Particle Trajectoriesp. 99
Cosmic-Ray Production of Light Elements in the Early Galaxyp. 113
Replacement Concepts for Turbulent Diffusion of Magnetic Fields in Stars and Galaxiesp. 123
The Magnetic Field in the Local Spiral Armsp. 131
Observations of Magnetic Fields in (Nearby) Galaxiesp. 143
Origin of the Seed Magnetic Field for a Galactic Dynamop. 155
Large-Scale Magnetic Field Generation in Galaxies by Dynamo Processesp. 161
Gamma Ray Jets and Black Hole Magnetospheres in Active Galactic Nucleip. 171
Cosmical Magnetismp. 181
Subject Indexp. 213
List of Acronymsp. 215
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792327301
ISBN-10: 0792327306
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52