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Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

Günther Rüdiger, Rainer Hollerbach, Leonid L. Kitchatinov

ISBN: 978-3-527-41034-7

Oct 2013

356 pages

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In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and differences between different magnetized objects. They also explain why magnetic fields are crucial to the formation of the stars, and discuss promising experiments currently being designed to investigate some of the relevant physics in the laboratory. This interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience in physics, astrophysics and geophysics.
This second edition covers such additional topics as small-scale dynamos, while also presenting the latest results and experiments.

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1. Differential Rotation of Stars
2. Radiation Zones: Magnetic Stability and Rotation
3. Quasilinear Theory of Driven Turbulence
4. The Galactic Dynamo
5. The Magneto-Rotational Instability (MRI)
6. The Tayler Instability (TI)
7. Magnetic Spherical Couette Flow
About the first book of the author on this topic:
"Researchers and advanced students will greatly profit from this book."
Rainer Beck, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn

"The authors do a good job of conveying the excitement of the subject and of bringing together much of the research of important topics, a welcome addition to the bookshelves."
The Observatory

"Ruediger and Hollerbach have brought together the significant research on this topic ... will be of interest to both the geophysicist and the astro-physicist, and perhaps the physicist or engineer ..."

"... does contain many deep insights and there is valuable material...that is not easily accessible elsewhere.."
Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

"...a valuable book to have and encyclopedic guide to some of the most interesting problems in astrophysics...should be savored over many sittings."
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