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Spontaneous current sheets in magnetic fields : with applications to stellar x-rays / Eugene N. Parker.

Author/Creator:
Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-2022, author.
Publication:
New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (435 p.)
Series:
International series on astronomy and astrophysics ; 1.
International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics ; 1
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Subjects:
Solar x-rays.
Cosmic magnetic fields.
Magnetostatics.
Sun -- Corona.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in highly conducting plasma, Parker shows how it can be used to explain the activity of the external magnetic fields of planets, stars, interstellar gas clouds, and galaxies, as well as the magnetic fields in laboratory plasmas. Provocative and fascina
Contents:
Contents; 1 INTRODUCTION; 2 THE FIELD EQUATIONS; 3 INVARIANCE, DEGENERACY, AND CONTINUOUS SOLUTIONS; 4 FORMAL STRUCTURE OF THE MAGNETOSTATIC EQUATIONS; 5 DIRECT INTEGRATION OF EQUILIBRIUM EQUATIONS; 6 EXAMPLES OF FIELD DISCONTINUITIES; 7 THE OPTICAL ANALOGY; 8 TOPOLOGY OF TANGENTIAL DISCONTINUITIES; 9 FLUID MOTIONS; 10 EFFECTS OF RESISTIVITY; 11 SOLAR X-RAY EMISSION; 12 UNIVERSAL NANOFLARES; References; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-280-45095-9
9786610450954
0-19-536085-0
1-60129-868-4
OCLC:
475957799