Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 618–625 | Cite as

Structure and stability of quasiparallel small-amplitude magnetohydrodynamic shocks

  • M. S. Ruderman


The structure and stability of quasiparallel magnetohydrodynamic shock waves of small but finite amplitude are investigated. Only those waves whose propagation velocities are close to the Alfvén velocity are considered, i.e., fast shock waves in a medium in which the Alfvén velocity is greater than the speed of sound and slow shock waves in a medium in which the Alfvén velocity is less than the speed of sound and, moreover, intermediate (nonevolutionary) shock waves.


Shock Wave Propagation Velocity Finite Amplitude Slow Shock Fast Shock 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Ruderman
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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