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Magnetohydrodynamic Waves

Cole, J. D. (1959) Magnetohydrodynamic Waves. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this paper is to study some special magnetohydrodynamic waves and their connection with the methods of their production, that is, the boundary conditions. Possible wave motions of a fluid form the underlying structure of the mathematical description; hence a knowledge of their behavior leads to a deeper understanding of fluid dynamical problems. Furthermore there is some evidence that these waves can be produced in the laboratory and may occur in nature. These waves occur in a model fluid which is an ordinary gas dynamic fluid endowed with a scalar electrical conductivity σ. In practice there is a fairly direct application to slightly ionized gases and to conducting liquids. However the general method of approach also applies to fully ionized plasmas described by continuum equations.

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Additional Information:© 1959 California Institute of Technology. OSR Technical Note 59-13 (AFOSR-TN-559-13 AD 208 594. Contract AF-49(638)476 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Air Research and Development Command.
Group:Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (Fluid Mechanics), GALCIT
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