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Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields : With Applications to Stellar X-Rays - Eugene N. Parker

Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields

With Applications to Stellar X-Rays

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1994
ISBN: 9780195073713
Number Of Pages: 440

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Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in highly conducting plasma, Parker shows how it can be used to explain the activity of the external magnetic fields of planets, stars, interstellar gas clouds, and galaxies, as well as the magnetic fields in laboratory plasmas. Provocative and fascinating, Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields presents a bold new theory that will excite interest and discussion throughout the space physics community.

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"A major work that should be read by anyone interested in magnetohydrodynamics or plasma astrophysics. It will be an influential book for a long time to come." --Science "A major work that should be read by anyone interested in magnetohydrodynamics or plasma astrophysics. It will be an influential book for a long time to come." --Science

1: Introduction 2: The Field Equations 3: Invariance, Degeneracy and Continuous Equations 4: Formal Structure of the Magnetostatic Equations 5: Direct Integration of Equilibrium Equations 6: Examples of Field Discontinuities 7: The Optical Analogy 8: Topology of Tangential Discontinuities 9: Fluid Motions 10: Effects of Resistivity 11: Solar X-ray Emission

ISBN: 9780195073713
ISBN-10: 0195073711
Series: International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.1  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 0.89

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