Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641741
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738609 | DOI:

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics


Show Summary Details


This chapter discusses in greater detail some of the topics introduced in Chapter 2. It covers magnetosonic waves; magnetohydrodynamic shocks; self-gravitating systems and the virial theorems; magnetostatic equilibrium and force-free fields; magnetic helicity; stability; the effects of dissipation and reconnection; and macroscopic dissipation.

Keywords: magnetosonic waves; magnetohydrodynamic shocks; self-gravitating systems; magnetostatic equilibrium; magnetic helicity; stability; effects of dissipation; macroscopic dissipation

Chapter.  19793 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.