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Eric Priest - Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun - 9780521854719 - V9780521854719
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Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun

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Description for Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun Hardback. This advanced textbook reviews the complex interaction between the Sun's plasma atmosphere and its magnetic field. Num Pages: 576 pages, 493 b/w illus. 13 tables 94 exercises. BIC Classification: PHVB. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 261 x 210 x 31. Weight in Grams: 1570.
Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun is a completely new up-to-date rewrite from scratch of the 1982 book Solar Magnetohydrodynamics, taking account of enormous advances in understanding since that date. It describes the subtle and complex interaction between the Sun's plasma atmosphere and its magnetic field, which is responsible for many fascinating dynamic phenomena. Chapters cover the generation of the Sun's magnetic field by dynamo action, magnetoconvection and the nature of photospheric flux tubes such as sunspots, the heating of the outer atmosphere by waves or reconnection, the structure of prominences, the nature of eruptive instability and magnetic reconnection in solar flares ... Read more

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About Eric Priest
Eric Priest completed his PhD thesis with T. G. Cowling at Leeds in 1969, having moved to a tenured position at St Andrews University in 1968. He gradually built up an internationally renowned Solar MHD group there and is now a highly active Emeritus Professor. He has edited fifteen books and written over 450 research papers. His book Solar Magnetohydrodynamics ... Read more

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