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


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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

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