Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Cosmic Electrodynamics

Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas

Authors: Fleishman, Gregory D., Toptygin, Igor N.

  • Naturally illustrates the fundamental plasma physics laws by applying these to diverse astrophysical applications
  • Offers more distinct levels of problems and worked out examples than competing textbooks
  • Combines classical concepts with most up-to-date developments
  • Offers complete nonlinear self-consistent models of astrophysical phenomena
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About this book

This book presents the fundamental concepts of the theory, illustrated by numerous examples of astrophysical applications. Classical concepts are combined with new developments and the authors demarcate what is well established and what is still under debate. To book illustrates how apparently complicated phenomena can be addressed and understood using well-known physical principles and equations within appropriate approximations and simplifications. For this purpose, a number of astrophysical examples are considered in greater detail than what is normally presented in a regular textbook. In particular, a number of nonlinear self-consistent models are considered, which is motivated by the latest observational data and modern theory.

About the authors

Gregory D. Fleishman is a Research Professor of Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is connected to the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research which operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California. He has published 65 research aticles in refereed journals. Igor N. Toptygin is professor at Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia. He has published 52 research papers in English-language refereed journals.

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“The present textbook gives a deep and detailed overview of the plasma behavior under various astrophysical conditions where electromagnetic interactions play an essential role. … The textbook is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, but it may also be used as a reference book by active researchers in astrophysics, space physics, and geophysics.” (Claudia-Veronika Meister, zbMATH, Vol. 1269, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • General Information About Cosmic Media and Approaches to Their Analysis

    Fleishman, Gregory D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-51

  • Magnetohydrodynamics of the Cosmic Plasma

    Fleishman, Gregory D. (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

  • Plasma Dispersion: Linear Modes in the Plasma

    Fleishman, Gregory D. (et al.)

    Pages 93-138

  • Wave–Particle and Wave–Wave Interactions

    Fleishman, Gregory D. (et al.)

    Pages 139-161

  • Nonlinear MHD Waves and Discontinuities

    Fleishman, Gregory D. (et al.)

    Pages 163-216

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eBook $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmic Electrodynamics
Book Subtitle
Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
388
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5782-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5782-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5781-7
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 712
Topics