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· by Hans Goedbloed, Rony Keppens, and Stefaan Poedts Rony Keppens (home page) Stefaan Poedts (home page) Following on from the companion volume Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics, this textbook analyzes the applications of plasma physics to thermonuclear fusion and plasma astrophysics from the single viewpoint of MHD. This approach turns out to be ever more powerful when applied to streaming plasmas (the vast majority of visible matter in the Universe), toroidal plasmas (the most promising approach to fusion energy), and nonlinear dynamics (where it all comes together with modern computational techniques and extreme transonic and relativistic plasma flows). The textbook interweaves theory and explicit calculations of waves and instabilities of streaming plasmas in complex magnetic geometries. It is ideally suited to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in plasma physics and astrophysics.
ISBN 9780521879576 (hardback, Cambridge, UK branch);
ISBN 9780521705240 (paperback, Cambridge, UK branch). ISBN 9780521879576 (hardback, New York branch);
ISBN 9780521705240 (paperback, New York branch).
· A book presentation was held at Rijnhuizen on 11 June 2010, with musical accompaniment on the viola da gamba: Ralph Rousseau (home page) · A workshop on "Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics" was held 11-15 April 2011 at Leiden University. All presentations may be viewed at: Workshop-Lorentz Center · ErrataAdvMHD.pdf
(updated 12 September 2013)
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by Hans Goedbloed and Stefaan Poedts (Cambridge University Press, 2004): This textbook provides a modern and accessible introduction to magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). It describes the two main applications of plasma physics -- laboratory research on thermo-nuclear fusion energy and plasma-astrophysics of the solar system, stars and accretion disks -- from the single viewpoint of MHD. This approach provides effective methods and insights for the interpretation of plasma phenomena on virtually all scales, from the laboratory to the Universe. It equips the reader with the necessary tools to understand the complexities of plasma dynamics in extended magnetic structures. The classical MHD model is developed in detail without omitting steps in the derivations, and problems are included at the end of each chapter. This text is ideal for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses in plasma physics and astrophysics.
ISBN 0521 6 2347 2 (hardback);
ISBN 0 521 62607 2 (paperback).
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Book review by Prof. Eugene Parker: J. Fluid Mechanics (2004), · A workshop with the same name was held 21-24 March 2005 at Leiden University: Lorentz Center · ErrataPrMHD.pdf
(updated 23 January 2013)
[LECTURES] [PUBLICATIONS] [ MISCELLANEOUS] · AdvancedMHD.pdf
(Description of the course) MHD1.pdf (Introduction) MHD2.pdf (Elements of
plasma physics) MHD4.pdf (The MHD model) MHD5.pdf (Waves and
characteristics) MHD6.pdf (Spectral
theory) MHD7.pdf (Waves and instabilities
in inhomogeneous plasmas) MHD8.pdf (Magnetic
structures and dynamics) MHDF.pdf (Flow: Waves and
instabilities in stationary plasmas) MHDR.pdf (Resistive
plasmas) MHDT.pdf (Toroidal
plasmas) MHDS.pdf (Transonic MHD
flows and shocks) MHDapp.pdf (Appendices:
Vector identies and Tables) RT.tar.bz2 (Exercise of
MHD7: Fortran files for Rayleigh-Taylor instability) Solo.tar.bz2
(Exercise of MHDT: Fortran files for Soloviev equilibrium) · : Publications.pdf
(updated 4 December 2012) · |