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Theoretical basis

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641741
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738609 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0002

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

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This chapter discusses the following: Maxwell's equations and the magnetohydrodynamic approximation; properties of cosmical plasmas; macroscopic equations for a fully ionized gas and the two-fluid model; equations to the flow of the whole gas; generalized Ohm's law; the energy equation of a fully ionized gas; kinematic coupling; dynamical coupling; the three-fluid model; and ‘anomalous’ resistivity.

Keywords: Maxwell's equations; magnetohydrodynamic approximation; cosmical plasmas; ionized gas; two-fluid model; Ohm's law; kinematic coupling; dynamical coupling; anomalous resistivity

Chapter.  11257 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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