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Lectures on Solar and Planetary Dynamos : Publications of the Newton Institute - M. R. E. Proctor

Lectures on Solar and Planetary Dynamos

Publications of the Newton Institute

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

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Published: 6th February 1995
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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.

'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: 9780521467049
ISBN-10: 0521467047
Series: Publications of the Newton Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 6th February 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57