Lecture Notes in Physics

Lectures in Magnetohydrodynamics

With an Appendix on Extended MHD

Authors: Schnack, Dalton D.

  • Features thirty-eight, class-tested lectures
  • Appropriate for a complete presentation in a single semester
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This concise and self-contained primer is based on class-tested notes for an advanced graduate course in MHD. The broad areas chosen for presentation are the derivation and properties of the fundamental equations, equilibrium, waves and instabilities, self-organization, turbulence, and dynamos. The latter topics require the inclusion of the effects of resistivity and nonlinearity.

Together, these span the range of MHD issues that have proven to be important for understanding magnetically confined plasmas as well as in some space and astrophysical applications. The combined length and style of the thirty-eight lectures are appropriate for complete presentation in a single semester.

An extensive appendix on extended MHD is included as further reading.

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“The present book … is a set of lectures taught by the author at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. … the monograph is extremely pleasant to read, examples are well chosen and illuminating, and the ultimate aim of interesting students in the field of MHD will most likely be successful.” (Manuel Núñez Jiménez, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 j)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lectures in Magnetohydrodynamics
Book Subtitle
With an Appendix on Extended MHD
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
780
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00688-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00688-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00687-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26921-9
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 323
Number of Illustrations and Tables
119 b/w illustrations
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