Introduction to Space Physics

Introduction to Space Physics

by Margaret G. Kivelson
     
 

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics.See more details below

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457149
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.22(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Brief history of solar terrestrial physics; 2. Physics of space plasmas; 3. The Sun; 4. The solar wind; 5. Collisionless shocks; 6. Interactions with magnetized planets; 7. Ionospheres; 8. Interactions with unmagnetized bodies; 9. Magnetopause, tail and reconnection; 10. Magnetospheric configuration; 11. Magnetic pulsations; 12. Plasma waves; 13. Magnetospheric dynamics; 14. The aurora and the auroral ionosphere; 15. Magnetospheres of outer planets; Appendices; Index.

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