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Mean-Field Magnetohydrodynamics and Dynamo Theory

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1980
  • Authors: F. Krause, K.-H. Rädler
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 2 5 6 4 - 0
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 2 5 0 4 1 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 8 0 6 - 8

Mean-Field Magnetohydrodynamics and Dynamo Theory provides a systematic introduction to mean-field magnetohydrodynamics and the dynamo theory, along with the results achieved.… Read more

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Mean-Field Magnetohydrodynamics and Dynamo Theory provides a systematic introduction to mean-field magnetohydrodynamics and the dynamo theory, along with the results achieved. Topics covered include turbulence and large-scale structures; general properties of the turbulent electromotive force; homogeneity, isotropy, and mirror symmetry of turbulent fields; and turbulent electromotive force in the case of non-vanishing mean flow. The turbulent electromotive force in the case of rotational mean motion is also considered. This book is comprised of 17 chapters and opens with an overview of the general concept of mean-field magnetohydrodynamics, followed by a discussion on the back-reaction of the magnetic field on motion; the structure of the turbulent electromotive force; homogeneous and two-scale turbulence; turbulent electromotive force in the case of rotational mean motion; and the dynamo problem of magnetohydrodynamics. The dynamo theory, which is based on mean-field magnetohydrodynamics, is explained and its applications to cosmical objects are described. The remaining chapters explore toroidal and poloidal vector fields; a simple model of an α-effect dynamo; and spherical models of turbulent dynamos as suggested by cosmical bodies. This monograph will be of interest to physicists.