Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics

With Applications to Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

by J. P. Hans Goedbloed, Stefaan Poedts

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  • 9780521623476
  • 9780511889011
This textbook provides a modern and accessible introduction to magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). It describes the two main applications of plasma physics, laboratory research on thermo-nuclear fusion energy and plasma astrophysics of the solar system, stars and accretion disks, from the single viewpoint of MHD. This approach provides effective methods and insights for the interpretation of plasma phenomena on virtually all scales, from the laboratory to the universe. It equips the reader with the necessary tools to understand the complexities of plasma dynamics in extended magnetic structures. The classical MHD model is developed in detail without omitting steps in the derivations and problems are included at the end of each chapter. This text is ideal for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses in plasma physics and astrophysics.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780511889011
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  • Title: Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Author: J. P. Hans Goedbloed; Stefaan Poedts
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521623476
  • 9780511889011

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'Goedbloed and Poedt have written a unique and outstanding volume on theoretical magnetohydrodynamics … The reader is carefully and clearly guided on a mathematical journey through the essential arguments, which serves as a concise road map across the vast territory of mathematical plasma kinetics … Volume 1 - the present volume - is an outstanding contribution to the subject of MHD theory and its applications. Supplemented with the implied Volume 11, it might well become the definitive treatise on the subject.' Gene Parker, Journal of Fluid Mechanics