Chapter

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0011

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

                   Magnetism and star formation I

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

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.