Physics of Fluids and Plasmas An Introduction for Astrophysicists

ISBN-10: 0521555434
ISBN-13: 9780521555432
Edition: 1998
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Description: A working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. Arnab Rai Choudhuri's graduate textbook provides an introduction to these two core subjects.

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Book details

List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

A working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. Arnab Rai Choudhuri's graduate textbook provides an introduction to these two core subjects.

Arnab Rai Choudhuri is a Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Science. One of the world's leading scientists in the field of solar magnetohydrodynamics, he is author of The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Introduction
Neutral Fluids
Boltzmann equation
March towards hydrodynamics
Properties of ideal fluids
Viscous flows
Gas dynamics
Linear theory of waves and instabilities
Turbulence
Rotation and hydrodynamics
Plasmas
Plasma orbit theory
Dynamics of many charged particles
Collisionless processes in plasmas
Collisional processes and the one-fluid model
Basic magnetohydrodynamics
Theory of magnetic topologies
Dynamo theory
Appendices
Useful vector relations
Integrals in kinetic theory
Formulae and equations in cylindrical and spherical coordinates
Values of various quantities
Basic parameters pertaining to plasmas
Suggestions for further reading
References

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