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Propagation of pressure shocks in radiating fluids with variable transport coefficients

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The propagation of pressure shocks in a viscous, heat-conducting, and radiating magnetofluid of finite electric conductivity is studied. The equilibrium diffusion approximation of the radiation field is applied. After determining the velocity of the wave front, a differential equation governing the shock strength during propagation is derived. The effects of radiation pressure, radiation flux, and variation of the transport coefficients on the propagation are examined.

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Nagy, T., Demendy, Z. Propagation of pressure shocks in radiating fluids with variable transport coefficients. Astrophys Space Sci 246, 333–341 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00645649

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  • Radiation
  • Differential Equation
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Wave Front
  • Radiation Field