Plasma Astrophysics, Part I

Fundamentals and Practice

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ISBN: 978-0-387-34916-9 (Print) 978-0-387-48427-3 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Plasma Astrophysics: History and Neighbours

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    Pages 3-18

    Particles and Fields: Exact Self-Consistent Description

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    Pages 19-33

    Statistical Description of Interacting Particle Systems

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    Pages 35-53

    Weakly-Coupled Systems with Binary Collisions

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    Pages 55-77

    Propagation of Fast Particles in Plasma

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    Pages 79-102

    Motion of a Charged Particle in Given Fields

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    Pages 103-114

    Adiabatic Invariants in Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 115-132

    Wave-Particle Interaction in Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 133-161

    Coulomb Collisions in Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 163-181

    Macroscopic Description of Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 183-192

    Multi-Fluid Models of Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 193-204

    The Generalized Ohm’s Law in Plasma

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    Pages 205-222

    Single-Fluid Models for Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 223-241

    Magnetohydrodynamics in Astrophysics

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    Pages 243-262

    Plasma Flows in a Strong Magnetic Field

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    Pages 263-275

    MHD Waves in Astrophysical Plasma

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    Pages 277-303

    Discontinuous Flows in a MHD Medium

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    Pages 305-326

    Evolutionarity of MHD Discontinuities

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    Pages 327-341

    Particle Acceleration by Shock Waves

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    Pages 343-365

    Plasma Equilibrium in Magnetic Field

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