Magnetohydrodynamic Waves

  • J. A. Bittencourt
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Abstract

The most fundamental type of wave motion that propagates in a compressible, nonconducting fluid is that of longitudinal sound waves. For these waves the variations in pressure (p) and in density (ρm), associated with the fluid compressions and rarefactions, obey the adiabatic energy equation commonly used in thermodynamics,
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Keywords

Phase Velocity Magnetic Field Line Alfven Wave Magnetosonic Wave Plane Wave Solution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Bittencourt
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  1. 1.National Institute for Space Research (INPE)São José dos Campos, SPBrazil

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