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Author Somov, B. V. (Boris V.)

Title Plasma astrophysics. Part II, Reconnection and flares / Boris V. Somov
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; 392
Astrophysics and space science library ; 392
Contents Magnetic Reconnection -- Reconnection in a Strong Magnetic Field -- Generalized Analytical Models of Reconnection -- Evidence of Reconnection in Solar Flares -- Reconnection in Action -- The Bastille Day Flare and Similar Solar Flares -- Electric Currents Related to Reconnection -- Models of Reconnecting Current Layers -- Collapsing Magnetic Traps in Solar Flares -- Solar-Type Flares in Laboratory and Space -- Particle Acceleration in Current Layers -- Structural Instability of Reconnecting Current Layers -- Tearing Instability of Reconnecting Current Layers -- Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulence -- Reconnection in Weakly-Ionized Plasma -- Magnetic Reconnection of Electric Currents -- Fast Particles in Solar Flares
Summary This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This second part discusses the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas in the solar system, single and double stars, relativistic objects, accretion disks and their coronae. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, including the additions of new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as topological triggers for solar flares and the magnetospheric physics problem. This book is aimed at professional researchers in astrophysics, but it will also be useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, applied physics and mathematics, especially those seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics
Analysis Physics
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Plasma Physics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Plasma astrophysics.
Magnetic fields.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461442950 (electronic bk.)
1461442958 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Reconnection and flares