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Cosmic Electrodynamics

Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas

  • Naturally illustrates the fundamental plasma physics laws by applying these to diverse astrophysical applications

  • Offers more distinct levels of problems and worked out examples than competing textbooks

  • Combines classical concepts with most up-to-date developments

  • Offers complete nonlinear self-consistent models of astrophysical phenomena

Book

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 388)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 1-51
  3. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 53-91
  4. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 93-138
  5. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 139-161
  6. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 163-216
  7. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 217-272
  8. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 273-328
  9. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 329-370
  10. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 371-444
  11. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 445-516
  12. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 517-603
  13. Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 605-655
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 657-712

About this book

Introduction

This volume offers a deep and detailed overview of plasma behavior in diverse astrophysical conditions. The presentation is based on a solid science foundation that includes well established physical laws of electromagnetism, hydrodynamics, classical and quantum mechanics and other relevant fields of science. Qualitative ideas and descriptions are followed by quantitative derivations and estimates of key physical quantities, and the results of theories and models are confronted with modern observational data obtained from numerous international science programs. Fundamental astrophysical phenomena, such as charged particle acceleration and magnetic field generation, are presented along with spectacular phenomena, such as stellar winds (including ultra-relativistic pulsar wind), supernova explosions and evolution of its remnants, and solar flares.

Keywords

MHD examples cosmic electrodynamics galactic superbubble MHD interstellar winds plasma nonlinear selfconsistent MHD plasma astrophysics space plasma physics supernova remnant MHD turbulence generation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Center for Solar-Terrestrial ResearchNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2., Department of Theoretical PhysicsSt. Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ.St. PetersburgRussia

About the authors

Gregory D. Fleishman is a Research Professor of Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is connected to the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research which operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California. He has published 65 research aticles in refereed journals. Igor N. Toptygin is professor at Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia. He has published 52 research papers in English-language refereed journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cosmic Electrodynamics
  • Book Subtitle Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas
  • Authors Gregory D. Fleishman
    Igor N. Toptygin
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title Astrophysics, Space Sci.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5782-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-5781-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4193-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-5782-4
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 712
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
    Plasma Physics
    Magnetism, Magnetic Materials
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Reviews

From the reviews:

“The present textbook gives a deep and detailed overview of the plasma behavior under various astrophysical conditions where electromagnetic interactions play an essential role. … The textbook is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, but it may also be used as a reference book by active researchers in astrophysics, space physics, and geophysics.” (Claudia-Veronika Meister, zbMATH, Vol. 1269, 2013)