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Cosmic Electrodynamics

Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas

  • Naturally illustrates the fundamental plasma physics laws by applying these to diverse astrophysical applications

  • Offers more distinct levels of problems and worked out examples than competing textbooks

  • Combines classical concepts with most up-to-date developments

  • Offers complete nonlinear self-consistent models of astrophysical phenomena

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (ASSL, volume 388)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Information About Cosmic Media and Approaches to Their Analysis

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 1-51
  3. Magnetohydrodynamics of the Cosmic Plasma

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 53-91
  4. Plasma Dispersion: Linear Modes in the Plasma

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 93-138
  5. Wave–Particle and Wave–Wave Interactions

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 139-161
  6. Nonlinear MHD Waves and Discontinuities

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 163-216
  7. Instability of MHD Motion and Astrophysical MHD Turbulence

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 217-272
  8. Particle Transport in Turbulent Cosmic Media

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 273-328
  9. Dynamo Mechanism of Large-Scale Magnetic Field Generation

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 329-370
  10. Emission Processes

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 371-444
  11. Radiation Transfer

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 445-516
  12. Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Media

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 517-603
  13. Ultrarelativistic Component of Astrophysical Plasmas

    • Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin
    Pages 605-655
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 657-712

About this book

This volume offers a deep and detailed overview of plasma behavior in diverse astrophysical conditions. The presentation is based on a solid science foundation that includes well established physical laws of electromagnetism, hydrodynamics, classical and quantum mechanics and other relevant fields of science. Qualitative ideas and descriptions are followed by quantitative derivations and estimates of key physical quantities, and the results of theories and models are confronted with modern observational data obtained from numerous international science programs. Fundamental astrophysical phenomena, such as charged particle acceleration and magnetic field generation, are presented along with spectacular phenomena, such as stellar winds (including ultra-relativistic pulsar wind), supernova explosions and evolution of its remnants, and solar flares.

Keywords

  • MHD examples
  • cosmic electrodynamics
  • galactic superbubble MHD
  • interstellar winds plasma
  • nonlinear selfconsistent MHD
  • plasma astrophysics
  • space plasma physics
  • supernova remnant MHD
  • turbulence generation

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The present textbook gives a deep and detailed overview of the plasma behavior under various astrophysical conditions where electromagnetic interactions play an essential role. … The textbook is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, but it may also be used as a reference book by active researchers in astrophysics, space physics, and geophysics.” (Claudia-Veronika Meister, zbMATH, Vol. 1269, 2013)

Authors and Affiliations

  • , Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA

    Gregory D. Fleishman

  • , Department of Theoretical Physics, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ., St. Petersburg, Russia

    Igor N. Toptygin

About the authors

Gregory D. Fleishman is a Research Professor of Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is connected to the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research which operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California. He has published 65 research aticles in refereed journals. Igor N. Toptygin is professor at Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia. He has published 52 research papers in English-language refereed journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cosmic Electrodynamics

  • Book Subtitle: Electrodynamics and Magnetic Hydrodynamics of Cosmic Plasmas

  • Authors: Gregory D. Fleishman, Igor N. Toptygin

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5782-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-5781-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-4193-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-5782-4

  • Series ISSN: 0067-0057

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-7985

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 712

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Plasma Physics, Magnetism

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-5782-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)