Magneto-Fluid Dynamics

Fundamentals and Case Studies of Natural Phenomena

  • Paul Lorrain
  • François Lorrain
  • Stéphane Houle

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. The Early History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-15
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Pages 19-30
    3. Pages 31-44
  4. Moving Conductors

  5. Natural Dynamos

  6. Appendices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXX
    2. Paul Lorrian, François Lorrain, Stéphane Houle
      Pages 273-293
    3. Paul Lorrian, François Lorrain, Stéphane Houle
      Pages 295-295
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-319

About this book


This book concerns the generation of electric currents and of electric space charges inside conducting media that move in magnetic fields.

The authors postulate nothing but the Maxwell equations. They discuss at length the disk dynamo, which serves as a model for the natural self-excited dynamos that generate magnetic fields such as that of sunspots.

There are 36 Examples and 13 Case Studies. The Case Studies concern solar phenomena -- magnetic elements, sunspots, spicules, coronal loops -- and the Earth's magnetic field.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Lorrain
  • François Lorrain
    • 1
  • Stéphane Houle
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de mathématiques et d’informatiqueCollège Jean-de-BrébeufMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département de physiqueCollège Jean-de-BrébeufMontréalCanada

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