ISBN-10:
3642058299
ISBN-13:
9783642058295
Pub. Date:
12/03/2010
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Space Physics: An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres / Edition 3

Space Physics: An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres / Edition 3

by May-Britt Kallenrode

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ISBN-13: 9783642058295
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/03/2010
Series: Advanced Texts in Physics , #86
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2004
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

I Plasmas: The Basics.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields.- 3 Magnetohydrodynamics.- 4 Plasma Waves.- 5 Kinetic Theory.- II Space Plasmas.- 6 Sun and Solar Wind: Plasmas in the Heliosphere.- 7 Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere.- 8 The Terrestrial Magnetosphere.- 9 Planetary Magnetospheres.- 10 Solar—Terrestrial Relationships.- III The Methods.- 11 Instrumentation.- 12 Science in a Complex Environment.- A.1 List of Symbols.- A.2 Equations in the SI and cgs System.- A.3 Useful Relations.- A.3.1 Vector Calculus.- A.3.2 Cylindrical Coordinates.- A.3.3 Spherical Coordinates.- A.4 Useful Numbers.- A.4.1 Fundamental Constants.- A.4.2 Numbers in Plasmas.- A.4.3 Conversion of Units.- A.5 Useful Internet Resources.- A.5.1 Space Physics — General.- A.5.2 Textbooks and other Educational Material.- A.5.3 Missions.- A.5.4 The Sun.- A.5.5 Solar—Terrestrial Relationships.- A.5.6 Aurorae.- A.5.7 Data.- References.

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