Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory

  • David MacTaggart
  • Andrew Hillier

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 591)

About this book


The book presents an advanced but accessible overview of some of the most important sub-branches of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD): stability theory, magnetic topology, relaxation theory and magnetic reconnection. Although each of these subjects is often treated separately, in practical MHD applications they are normally inseparable. MHD is a highly active field of research.
The book is written for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working on MHD-related research in plasma physics and fluid dynamics.  


magnetic reconnection MHD relaxation helicity magnetic topology solar plasmas

Editors and affiliations

  • David MacTaggart
    • 1
  • Andrew Hillier
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical SciencesUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16342-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16343-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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