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Advanced Texts in Physics

Space Physics

An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres

Authors: Kallenrode, May-Britt

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  • * Focuses on concepts relevant in the large-scale space plasmas * Combines basic concepts with current research and new observations in interplanetary space and in the magnetospheres * Numerous references to review articles and important original papers

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The heliosphere and magnetospheres of the planets provide large natural plasma laboratories. This book is a broad, yet selective treatment of the physics of ionized gases and charged particles in the solar-terrestrial environment. The first few chapters deal with the fundamentals of plasma physics, covering such topics as single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids, magnetohydrodynamics, a brief introduction to kinetic theory, and plasma waves. Subsequent chapters discuss observations of the sun and the solar wind, energetic particles in interplanetary space and in the magnetoshperes, magnetized and unmagnetized planets, and solar-terrestrial relations, in particular the aurora. These chapters also describe the applications of these principles to space-plasma observations and introduce more-complex phenomena, such as collisionless shocks and wave-particle interactions.>

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"It’s delighting to read such a book! Not only clear and precise, it covers a huge amount of information on a vast and difficult domain. … An appendix with symbols, useful relations, numbers and 52 Internet resources is followed by a list of 573 references. … I warmly recommend this book for students, young researchers or specialists as like the author said, focus is on concepts rather than on detailed mathematical analysis. Everyone could take benefits of the reading." (Jean-Claude Jodogne, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space Physics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Texts in Physics
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03653-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03653-2
Series ISSN
1439-2674
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 357
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