Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 120, Issue 1, pp 139–149 | Cite as

Weak discontinuities in relativisitic MHD

  • A. V. Gopalakrishna
  • M. S. Ganagi


By using singular surface theory and ray theory the speeds of propagation of fast and slow waves, propagating into a medium in arbitrary motion, have been obtained in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics. The differential equation governing the growth of these waves along the rays has been derived and the solution has been presented in integral form.


Differential Equation Slow Wave Integral Form Surface Theory Singular Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Gopalakrishna
    • 1
  • M. S. Ganagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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