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Introduction to Space Physics : Cambridge Atmospheric & Space Science - Margaret G. Kivelson

Introduction to Space Physics

Cambridge Atmospheric & Space Science

Paperback Published: 21st August 1995
ISBN: 9780521457149
Number Of Pages: 588

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All aspects of space plasmas in the Solar System are introduced and explored in this text for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Introduction to Space Physics provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the complex interactions of the ionized gases of the solar terrestrial environment. The book includes extensive discussion of the Sun and solar wind, the magnetized and unmagnetized planets, and the fundamental processes of space plasmas including shocks, plasma waves, ULF waves, wave particle interactions, and auroral processes. The text devotes particular attention to space plasma observations and integrates these with phenomenological and theoretical interpretations. Highly coordinated chapters, written by experts in their fields, combine to provide a comprehensive introduction to space physics. Based on an advanced undergraduate and graduate course presented in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, the text will be valuable to both students and professionals in the field.

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'... the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on a job well done and on having contributed significantly to teaching in our field.' S. W. H. Cowley, Observatory

Introduction
Brief history of solar terrestrial physics
Physics of space plasmas
The Sun
The solar wind
Collisionless shocks
Interactions with magnetized planets
Ionospheres
Interactions with unmagnetized bodies
Magnetopause, tail and reconnection
Magnetospheric configuration
Magnetic pulsations
Plasma waves
Magnetospheric dynamics
The aurora and the auroral ionosphere
Magnetospheres of outer planets
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521457149
ISBN-10: 0521457149
Series: Cambridge Atmospheric & Space Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 21st August 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.25 x 20.47  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 1.33

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