Magnetism and star formation I

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

                   Magnetism and star formation I

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This chapter discusses the following: magneto-thermo-gravitational equilibrium; gravitational collapse under flux-freezing and possible fragmentation; the angular momentum problem; magnetic braking by Alfvén waves; and flux leakage.

Keywords: magneto-thermo-gravitational equilibrium; gravitational collapse; flux-freezing; angular momentum problem; magnetic braking; Alfvén waves; flux leakage

Chapter.  24501 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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