Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 81, Issue 1–2, pp 369–378 | Cite as

Strong-plane shock waves in optically-thin atmospheres in magnetogasdynamics

  • J. B. Singh
  • S. K. Srivastava


In this paper, similarity solutions for the propagation of strong-plane shock waves in optically-thin grey atmospheres are obtained in the presence of a magnetic field. Density and magnetic field are constant in the undisturbed gaseous medium in front of the shock. Planck's diffusion approximation has been taken into account in this problem and a comparative study has been made between the results of ordinary gasdynamics and magnetogasdynamics.


Atmosphere Magnetic Field Shock Wave Similarity Solution Gaseous Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Singh
    • 1
  • S. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsSGR Postgraduate CollegeJaunpurIndia

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