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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Plasma Astrophysics, Part II

Reconnection and Flares

Authors: Somov, Boris V.

  • Includes additions and updates of chapter sections, figures, exercises and equations
  • Newly added chapter sections include topics such as Hall currents in a reconnecting current layer, classification of zeroth points, topological triggers for solar flares, 3D models of the Syrovatskii type and motions of the coronal HXR sources
  • Discusses updates on reconnection in a strong magnetic field and the complexity of a topological model
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This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This second part discusses the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas in the solar system, single and double stars, relativistic objects, accretion disks and their coronae. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, included the additions of new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as topological triggers for solar flares and the magnetospheric physics problem.

This book is aimed at professional researchers in astrophysics, but it will also be useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, applied physics and mathematics, especially those seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.

About the authors

Boris Somov is a professor at the Moscow State University, laureate of the State Prize of the former USSR (the Honor Prize of the USSR Government), and laureate of the IBC Award, “2000 Outstanding People of the 20th Century,” in honor of his contribution to space physics and astrophysics.

Five well-known monographs, “Physical Processes in Solar Flares,” “Fundamentals of Cosmic Electrodynamics,” “Cosmic Plasma Physics” and “Plasma Astrophysics, Parts I&II (First Edition)” by Boris Somov were published by Kluwer Academic Publishers and Springer in 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2006, respectively. He has contributed more than 280 articles to the scientific literature in solar physics and plasma astrophysics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plasma Astrophysics, Part II
Book Subtitle
Reconnection and Flares
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
392
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4295-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4295-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4294-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8789-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 506
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