Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 92, Issue 2, pp 359–364 | Cite as

The emergence of a spherical magnetogasdynamic shock wave at the surface of a star

  • R. C. Srivastava


The propagation of a magnetogasdynamic shock wave originating in a stellar interior, is ocnsidered when it approaches the surfaces of the star. The flow behind the shock wave is assumed isothermal rather than adiabatic to stimulate the conditions of large radiative transfer near the stellar surface. The product solution of McVittie has been used to obtain exact solution of the problem. It has been obtained that velocity, density, pressure and magnetic field increases as we move from shock surface towards the nucleus of the star.


Magnetic Field Shock Wave Exact Solution Radiative Transfer Field Increase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Srivastava
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGorakhpur UniversityGorakhpurIndia

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