Über den Autor
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.
Magnetohydrodynamics of the Cosmic Plasma.- Non-Linear MHD Waves and Discontinuities.- Instability of MHD motion and MHD turbulence.- Generation of magnetic field.- Plasma Dispersion.- Linear modes in the plasma.- Weak Turbulence and Magnetic Reconnection.- Wave-Particle Interactions.- Particle Transport.- Particle Acceleration.- Generation of linear modes by given electric current.- Microscopic Emission Processes in the Plasma.- Transport of Radiation.- Self-consistent models of astrophysical objects.
This book presents the fundamental concepts of the theory, illustrated by numerous examples of astrophysical applications. Classical concepts are combined with new developments and the authors demarcate what is well established and what is still under debate. To book illustrates how apparently complicated phenomena can be addressed and understood using well-known physical principles and equations within appropriate approximations and simplifications. For this purpose, a number of astrophysical examples are considered in greater detail than what is normally presented in a regular textbook. In particular, a number of nonlinear self-consistent models are considered, which is motivated by the latest observational data and modern theory.
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