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Magnetohydrodynamics of Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

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  • Authors:
  • Hans Goedbloed, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER)
  • Rony Keppens, Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics, KU Leuven
  • Stefaan Poedts, Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics, KU Leuven
  • Date Published: March 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107123922

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  • With ninety per cent of visible matter in the universe existing in the plasma state, an understanding of magnetohydrodynamics is essential for anyone looking to understand solar and astrophysical processes, from stars to accretion discs and galaxies; as well as laboratory applications focused on harnessing controlled fusion energy. This introduction to magnetohydrodynamics brings together the theory of plasma behavior with advanced topics including the applications of plasma physics to thermonuclear fusion and plasma- astrophysics. Topics covered include streaming and toroidal plasmas, nonlinear dynamics, modern computational techniques, incompressible plasma turbulence and extreme transonic and relativistic plasma flows. The numerical techniques needed to apply magnetohydrodynamics are explained, allowing the reader to move from theory to application and exploit the latest algorithmic advances. Bringing together two previous volumes: Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics and Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics, and completely updated with new examples, insights and applications, this volume constitutes a comprehensive reference for students and researchers interested in plasma physics, astrophysics and thermonuclear fusion.

    • All analysis is explicitly worked out in the text, allowing students to derive results themselves
    • Modern insights from astrophysical research and laboratory fusion are presented together with the theory, allowing the reader to appreciate how magnetohydrodynamics cuts across disciplines
    • Provides cross-fertilisation of knowledge between scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, solar physics, laboratory plasma physics and computational fluid dynamics
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    • Date Published: March 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107123922
    • length: 992 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.98kg
    • contains: 228 b/w illus. 100 colour illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Plasma Physics Preliminaries:
    1. Introduction
    2. Elements of plasma physics
    3. 'Derivation' of the macroscopic equations
    Part II. Basic Magnetohydrodynamics:
    4. The MHD model
    5. Waves and characteristics
    6. Spectral theory
    Part III. Standard Model Applications:
    7. Waves and instabilities of inhomogeneous plasmas
    8. Magnetic structures and dynamics of the solar system
    9. Cylindrical plasmas
    10. Initial value problem and wave damping
    11. Resonant absorption and wave heating
    Part IV. Flow and Dissipation:
    12. Waves and instabilities of stationary plasmas
    13. Shear flow and rotation
    14. Resistive plasma dynamics
    15. Computational linear MHD
    Part V. Toroidal Geometry:
    16. Static equilibrium of toroidal plasmas
    17. Linear dynamics of static toroidal plasmas
    18. Linear dynamics of toroidal plasmas with flow
    Part VI. Nonlinear Dynamics:
    19. Turbulence in incompressible magneto-fluids
    20. Computational nonlinear MHD
    21. Transonic MHD flows and shocks
    22. Ideal MHD in special relativity
    Appendices: A. Vectors and coordinates
    B. Tables of physical quantities
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Hans Goedbloed, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER)

    Rony Keppens, Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics, KU Leuven

    Stefaan Poedts, Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics, KU Leuven

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