Plasma Astrophysics, Part I

Fundamentals and Practice

  • Boris V. Somov

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 391)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book


This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This first part uniquely covers all the basic principles and practical tools required for understanding and work in plasma astrophysics. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, including new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as magnetic reconnection and the Grad-Shafranov equation.

The book is aimed at professional researchers in astrophysics, but it will also be useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, applied physics and mathematics, especially those seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.


Accretion Disks Magnetic Reconnection Modern Plasma Astrophysics Plasma Astrophysics Principles Plasma Astrophysics Tools Plasma Physics Basics Plasma Physics for Geophysicists Plasma Physics for Space Scientists Relativistic Objects Space Plasmas

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris V. Somov
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  1. 1.Inst. Astronomy, Dept. Solar PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoskvaRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4282-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4283-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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