• Hannu E. J. Koskinen
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


In Chapter 2 we discussed the derivation of MHD equations in the hard way, starting from the Vlasov equation, taking velocity moments and making several approximations. This is not how MHD was first formulated. Instead the starting point was classical hydrodynamics that was reformulated for electrically conductive fluids under the influence of the magnetic field.


Solar Wind Current Sheet Dispersion Equation Hall Conductivity Magnetic Helicity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu E. J. Koskinen
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  1. 1.University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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