The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicistsby Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Pub. Date: 11/28/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A clear, pedagogical and uniquely unified introduction to fluid mechanics and plasma physics for graduate students in astrophysics. See more details below
A clear, pedagogical and uniquely unified introduction to fluid mechanics and plasma physics for graduate students in astrophysics.
- Cambridge University Press
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- New Edition
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- 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Neutral Fluids: 2. Boltzmann equation; 3. March towards hydrodynamics; 4. Properties of ideal fluids; 5. Viscous flows; 6. Gas dynamics; 7. Linear theory of waves and instabilities; 8. Turbulence; 9. Rotation and hydrodynamics; Part II. Plasmas: 10. Plasma orbit theory; 11. Dynamics of many charged particles; 12. Collisionless processes in plasmas; 13. Collisional processes and the one-fluid model; 14. Basic magnetohydrodynamics; 15. Theory of magnetic topologies; 16. Dynamo theory; Appendices: A. Useful vector relations; B. Integrals in kinetic theory; C. Formulae and equations in cylindrical and spherical coordinates; D. Values of various quantities; E. Basic parameters pertaining to plasmas; Suggestions for further reading; References.
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