General Information About Cosmic Media and Approaches to Their Analysis

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
  • Igor N. Toptygin
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 388)


The main scope of this textbook includes those physical phenomena, where electromagnetic interactions, occurring in various astrophysical objects, play a dominant or at least essential role. The emphasis is given to relatively tenuous collisionless plasmas such as solar and stellar atmospheres, interplanetary medium, various phases of the interstellar medium (ISM) and extended galactic objects, and intergalactic plasma, while we do not specifically address dense, collisionally dominated, plasmas such as stellar interiors and other compact objects, although effect of collisions such as collisional dissipation or viscosity is widely considered throughout the book.


Magnetic Field Line Runaway Electron Neutral Component Collisionless Plasma External Current 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
    • 1
  • Igor N. Toptygin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsSt. Petersburg State Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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