Fundamental Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics

  • Roger J. Hosking
  • Robert L. Dewar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 1-36
  3. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 37-70
  4. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 71-111
  5. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 113-155
  6. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 157-201
  7. Roger J. Hosking, Robert L. Dewar
    Pages 203-269
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book


This book is primarily intended to enable postgraduate research students to enhance their understanding and expertise in Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), subjects no longer treated in isolation. The exercises throughout the book often serve to provide additional and quite significant knowledge or to develop selected mathematical skills, and may also fill in certain details or enhance readers’ understanding of essential concepts. A previous background or some preliminary reading in either of the two core subjects would be advantageous, and prior knowledge of multivariate calculus and differential equations is expected.


Fluid and Magnetised Plasma Pressure Tensors Fluid and Plasma Dynamics Ideal MHD Stability Theory Ideal, Resistive and Hall Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) Kinetic Theory Foundations MHD in Fusion and Space Plasmas Mass, Momentum and Energy Transport Resistive and Hall Instabilities Vector, Dyadic and Tensor Calculus Wave Dispersion, Surface and Mean Flow Effects Waves and Instabilities

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger J. Hosking
    • 1
  • Robert L. Dewar
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Res School of Phys & Eng, Bldg 60Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-599-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-600-3
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