The Cosmic Dynamo

The Cosmic Dynamo : Proceedings of the 157th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Potsdam, Germany, September 7-11, 1992

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The 157th IAU Symposium "The Cosmic Dynamo" was entirely dedicated to dynamo processes, which are fundamental to all cosmic scales. Dynamo theory concerns one of the few truly key questions of recent cosmic physics. A complicated interplay of rotation, magnetism and turbulence determines stellar and galactic activity for almost all the short and medium time scales. Behind these multiform phenomena, the cosmic dynamo works in various guises, all involving inductive and dissipative equilibria in rotating turbulent cosmic plasmas. This book presents an up-to-date survey on investigations and results of dynamo theory and related observations. It is intended for graduate scientists working in the field of cosmical magnetism and its related problems, especially convection, turbulence and, more generally, nonlinear physics.
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  • Hardback | 532 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 31.75mm | 1,099.96g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 66 SW-Abb.
  • 079232546X
  • 9780792325468

Table of contents

;1; The Solar Dynamo. ;2; Long-Term Variability of the Solar Magnetic Cycle. ;3; Numerical Simulations of Convection and Dynamo Processes. ;4; Late-Type and Other Stars. ;5; Magnetic Field Generation in Accretion Disks. ;6; General Aspects of Dynamo Theory. ;7; Magnetic Fields in Galaxies: Observations. ;8; Magnetic Fields in Galaxies: Dynamo Theory. ;9; Magnetohydrodynamic Phenomena in the Interstellar Medium Related to Dynamo Processes. ;10; Geodynamo and Planetary Dynamos. ;11; History.
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