Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields: With Applications to Stellar X-Rays

Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields: With Applications to Stellar X-Rays

by E. N. Parker, Eugene N. Parker
     
 

Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in highly

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Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in highly conducting plasma, Parker shows how it can be used to explain the activity of the external magnetic fields of planets, stars, interstellar gas clouds, and galaxies, as well as the magnetic fields in laboratory plasmas. Provocative and fascinating, Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields presents a bold new theory that will excite interest and discussion throughout the space physics community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195073713
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics Series, #1
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Field Equations
3. Invariance, Degeneracy and Continuous Equations
4. Formal Structure of the Magnetostatic Equations
5. Direct Integration of Equilibrium Equations
6. Examples of Field Discontinuities
7. The Optical Analogy
8. Topology of Tangential Discontinuities
9. Fluid Motions
10. Effects of Resistivity
11. Solar X-ray Emission

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