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Plasma Astrophysics, Part II

Reconnection and Flares

  • Boris V.┬áSomov

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 392)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Boris V. Somov
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  3. Boris V. Somov
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 459-504

About this book

Introduction

This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This second part discusses the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas in the solar system, single and double stars, relativistic objects, accretion disks and their coronae. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, including the additions of new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as topological triggers for solar flares and the magnetospheric physics problem.

This 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.

Keywords

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.┬áSomov
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomical Institute and Faculty of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoskvaRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4295-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4294-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4295-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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