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Self-exciting fluid dynamos

Author: H K Moffatt; Emmanuel Dormy
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Cambridge texts in applied mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to the origins and evolutions of magnetic fields in planets, stars and galaxies is aimed at graduate-level students in mathematics, physics, Earth sciences and astrophysics.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H K Moffatt; Emmanuel Dormy
ISBN: 9781107065871 1107065879 9781108717052 1108717055
OCLC Number: 1078959676
Description: xviii, 520 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Basic Theory and Observations: 1. Introduction; 2. Magnetokinematic preliminaries; 3. Advection, distortion and diffusion; 4. The magnetic field of the Earth and planets; 5. Astrophysical magnetic fields; Part II. Foundations of Dynamo Theory: 6. Laminar dynamo theory; 7. Mean-field electrodynamics; 8. Nearly axisymmetric dynamos; 9. Solution of the mean-field equations; 10. The fast dynamo; Part III. Dynamic Aspects of Dynamo Action: 11. Low-dimensional models of the geodynamo; 12. Dynamic equilibration; 13. The geodynamo: instabilities and bifurcations; 14. Astrophysical dynamic models; 15. Helical turbulence; 16. Magnetic relaxation under topological constraints; 17. Magnetic relaxation in a low- plasma; Appendix. Orthogonal curvilinear coordinates; References; Author index; Subject index.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in applied mathematics.
Responsibility: Keith Moffatt, University of Cambridge, Emmanuel Dormy, Ecole Normale Suṕerieure, Paris.

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