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Lectures on Solar and Planetary Dynamos : Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog - M. R. E. Proctor

Lectures on Solar and Planetary Dynamos

Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog

By: M. R. E. Proctor (Editor), A. D. Gilbert (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521461429
Number Of Pages: 390

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Dynamo theory, the study of the generation and maintenance of magnetic fields by fluid motions, is important in many areas of physics, ranging from stellar and galactic dynamics, through solar physics and geomagnetism, to reactor physics. This volume contains the lectures given by leading specialists, for an intensive course held at the Newton Institute, as part of a NATO Advanced Study Institute. The course was intended for beginning graduate students, so starts with background material, before leading on to describe areas closer to current research. Topics covered include planetary and solar dynamos, fast dynamos and the use of symmetry principles to derive evolution equations. Detailed bibliographies are provided. As the only modern introduction to the subject, this will be welcome reading for students in planetary and solar physics, plasma physics and astrophysics.

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'These lectures give a state-of-the-art description of modern dynamo theory, with complete references on each topic covered ... deserves a much wider audience than dynamo specialists ... an excellent overview of our current state of knowledge' Physics World

Introduction
Fundamentals of dynamo theory
Solar and stellar dynamics
Convection and magnetoconvection in a rapidly rotating
Solar dynamos; computational background
Energy sources for planetary dynamos
Fast dynamos
Non-linear planetary dynamos
The chaotic solar cycle
The non-linear dynamo and Model-Z
Maps and dynamos
Bifurcations in rotating systems
Index
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ISBN: 9780521461429
ISBN-10: 0521461421
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66