Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 144, Issue 1–2, pp 99–104 | Cite as

The dielectric analogue of magnetohydrodynamics

  • Bibhas R. De


Almost half a century after Alfvén first conceived of the science of magnetohydrodynamics, it is still possible to trace his intuitive thinking to explore physical processes heretofore not considered. The ideas of magnetohydrodynamics (applicable to conducting fluids) can be transferred almost intact to purely dielectric fluids, such that we can arrive at a generalized concept applicable toany fluid-conducting or dielectric. In this sense, Alfvén's conception of magnetohydrodynamics may be ideationally even more profound than it has been thought to be so far.


Physical Process Generalize Concept Dielectric Fluid Intuitive Thinking Dielectric Analogue 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bibhas R. De
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  1. 1.Chevron Oil Field Research CompanyLa HabraUSA

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