Skip to content

 

Esamples are currently unavailable. We are working to correct the issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Magnetic Reconnection

Magnetic Reconnection
MHD Theory and Applications

$144.00

  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521033947

$144.00
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Magnetic reconnection is at the core of many dynamic phenomena in the universe, such as solar flares, geomagnetic substorms and tokamak disruptions. Written by two world leaders on the subject, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of this fundamental process. Coverage gives both a pedagogical account of the basic theory and a wide-ranging review of the physical phenomena created by reconnection--from laboratory machines, the Earth's magnetosphere, and the Sun's atmosphere to flare stars and astrophysical accretion disks. It also includes a succinct account of particle acceleration by electric fields, stochastic fields and shock waves, and how reconnection can be important in these mechanisms. Clearly written and highly accessible, this volume serves as an essential introduction for graduate students in solar physics, astrophysics, plasma physics and space science. Researchers in these fields also will find Magnetic Reconnection an authoritative reference.

    • An extremeley comprehensive text on this fundamental process
    • Currently a very hot topic due to advances in theory and computer simulations, and observations from spacecraft such as SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), Yohkoh and Trace
    • Of wide-ranging use - to scientists in solar physics, astrophysics, plasma physics and space science
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033947
    • length: 616 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 193 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Current-sheet formation
    3. Magnetic annihilation
    4. Steady reconnection: the classical solutions
    5. Steady reconnection: new generation of fast regimes
    6. Unsteady reconnection: the tearing mode
    7. Unsteady reconnection: other approaches
    8. Reconnection in three dimensions
    9. Laboratory applications
    10. Magnetospheric applications
    11. Solar applications
    12. Astrophysical applications
    13. Particle acceleration
    References
    Appendices
    Index.

  • Authors

    Eric Priest, University of St Andrews, Scotland

    Terry Forbes, University of New Hampshire

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×