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Physics of space plasma activity

Author: Karl Schindler
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provdes a detailed treatment of space plasma for graduate students and academic researchers in astrophysics and plasma physics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Schindler
ISBN: 9780521858977 0521858976
OCLC Number: 71347548
Description: xiii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Setting the scene --
Sites of activity --
Plasma models --
Quiescence --
Magnetohydrostatic states --
Particle picture of steady states --
A unified theory of steady states --
Quasi-static evolution and the formation of thin current sheets --
Dynamics --
Nonideal effects --
Selected microinstabilities --
Magnetic reconnection --
Aspects of bifurcation and nonlinear dynamics --
Applications --
Magnetospheric activity --
Models of solar activity --
Appendix 1 : Unified theory : details and derivations --
Appendix 2 : Variational principle for collisionless plasmas --
Appendix 3 : Symbols and fundamental constants.
Responsibility: Karl Schindler.
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