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Nato Science Series C:

Solar and Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamic Flows

Editors: Tsinganos, Kanaris (Ed.)

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Modern observations, including recent ones with the Hubble Space Telescope, have revealed that the Universe is replete with plasma outflows from all kinds of objects, ranging from stars in all their variety to galaxies. In this masterly survey of plasma astrophysics, written by leading practitioners, the first 15 articles in Part I deal with the use of the MHD approach in several key problems of solar plasma, such as magnetoconvection and magnetic field generation, sunspots and coronal loops, magnetic nonequilibrium and coronal heating, coronal mass ejections, the acceleration of the solar wind, and stellar winds across the Main Sequence. The following 16 articles of Part II deal with the use of the same MHD approach in several central and puzzling aspects of more distant astrophysical plasmas, such as the dynamics of the interstellar medium, collimated outflows from young stellar objects and accretion disks, molecular outflows and jets associated with enigmatic binaries and symbiotic stars, relativistic flows associated with superluminal microquasars in our own galaxy, astrophysical jets from nearby galaxies, or remote active galactic nuclei and quasars, probably fuelled by supermassive black holes. The emphasis throughout is on the striking underlying similarities in the physics of all these problems.
Audience: Indispensable for solar physicists and astrophysics alike. An ideal textbook for graduate students in physics and astrophysics.

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`It will be for this, surely for the coming years, one of the major reference books on this topic. For this the book is absolutely necessary for every library of institutes, that work on the observational and theoretical side of MHD, in both parts, the solar one and the general astrophysical one.'
Reviews of Astronomical Tools, 4:2 (1996)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Questions and Conjectures on the Origin of Stellar and Galactic Magnetic Fields

    Parker, Eugene

    Pages 1-16

  • Magnetic Flux Tubes and the Solar Dynamo

    Schüssler, Manfred

    Pages 17-37

  • Siphon Flows in Solar Magnetic Flux Tubes and Sunspots

    Thomas, John H.

    Pages 39-60

  • MHD Waves in Magnetic Flux Tubes

    Goossens, Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • The Dynamic Solar Corona in X-Rays with Yohkoh

    Tsuneta, Saku

    Pages 85-108

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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar and Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamic Flows
Editors
  • Kanaris Tsinganos
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
481
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0265-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0265-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4054-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6603-7
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 742
Topics