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Plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics in space exploration.

NASA-University Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration, Chicago, 1962.

Plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics in space exploration.

by NASA-University Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration, Chicago, 1962.

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Materials.,
  • Environmental engineering.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNASA SP-25.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL521 .A333 no. 25
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 77 p.
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5901022M
    LC Control Number63060817
    OCLC/WorldCa2679457

    The book presents the fundamentals and applications of plasma physics. The emphasis is on high-temperature plasma physics in which the plasma is nearly fully ionized. The level is suitable for senior undergraduates, graduates and researchers. ( views) Oulu Space Physics Textbook by Reijo Rasinkangas - University of Oulu, The book is organized as follows: Chapters lay out the foundation of the subject. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction and overview of applications, discusses the logical framework of plasma physics, and begins the presentation by discussing Debye shielding and then showing that plasmas are quasi-neutral and nearly collisionless.

    All aspects of space plasmas in the Solar System are introduced and explored in this text for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Introduction to Space Physics provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the complex interactions of the ionized gases of the solar terrestrial environment. The book includes extensive discussion of the Sun and solar wind, the magnetized and unmagnetized. Plasma propulsion engines using magnetohydrodynamics for space exploration have also been actively studied as such electromagnetic propulsion offers high thrust and high specific impulse at the same time, and the propellant would last much longer than chemical rockets.

    Dr. George Khazanov is a member of the Space Plasma Physics group in the Science and Exploration Office of the Marshall Space Flight Center Science Directorate, located at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC). Prior to joining NASA, Khazanov was a Full Tenured Professor of Physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Plasma (from Ancient Greek πλάσμα.., meaning 'moldable substance') is one of the four fundamental states of matter, and was first described by chemist Irving Langmuir in the s. It consists of a gas of ions – atoms which have some of their orbital electrons removed – and free electrons.


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Plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics in space exploration by NASA-University Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration, Chicago, 1962. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics in Space Exploration. [Adolph, Robert V. Hess, George P. Wood, Paul W. Huber, Clifford H. Nelson, and Macon C. Ellis, Jr. Plasmas are of major importance for space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics.

On Earth they are essential for magnetic controlled thermonuclear fusion. This textbook collects lecture notes from a one-semester course taught at the K.U.

Leuven to advanced undergraduate students in applied mathematics and by: Space is a large natural plasma laboratory offering a wealth of phenomena which range from the simple to the highly complex and non-linear.

This book begins with an introduction to basic principles such as single-particle motion, magnetohydrodynamics and plasma waves. It incorporates these conceptsBrand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

In its inaugural edition, Physics of Space Plasmas was the most widely used textbook for courses in space plasma physics, and included up-to-date observations from space available at the time. Throughout universities in the United States and abroad-it has proven itself by:   A new textbook on plasma physics must be very welcome, as this will encourage the teaching of courses on the subject.

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Hall magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory has been used to understand and describe a variety of space and laboratory plasma phenomena. Generally speaking, the theory is applicable to phenomena occurring on length scales shorter than an ion inertial length and time scales shorter than an ion cyclotron by:   Space is a large natural plasma laboratory offering a wealth of phenomena which range from the simple to the highly complex and non-linear.

This book begins with an introduction to basic principles such as single-particle motion, magnetohydrodynamics and plasma waves. Journal of magnetohydrodynamics, plasma and space research Frequency Quarterly Note Some issues combined.

Continues Journal of magnetohydrodynamics and plasma research (ISSN ) ISSN Basic Space Plasma Physics - Revised Edition The material presented in this book is extended in Advanced Space Plasma Physics, 7 Plasma Magnetohydrodynamics Plasma and Space Physics Space Physics at Dartmouth Our dynamic variable star, the Sun, with an year cycle of sunspot activity, drives phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere, the cavity which the Earth's magnetic field carves out in the Sun's expanding atmosphere or solar wind.

Physics of Solar System Plasmas provides a comprehensive introduction to the plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics that are needed to study the solar wind and magnetosphere.

The text includes a broad introduction to plasma physics, including important discussions of kinetic theory, single particle motion, magnetohydrodynamics, geomagnetically.

Plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics in space exploration. Publisher: Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information ; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. This book describes the two main applications of plasma physics, laboratory research on thermo-nuclear fusion energy and plasma astrophysics of the solar system, stars and accretion disks, from the single viewpoint of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).Cited by: Introduction to Plasma Physics: With Space and Laboratory Applications Article (PDF Available) in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 47(7) June with 2, Reads How we Author: Philippa Browning.

Finally, fluid and kinetic theory are applied to derive the relevant wave modes in a plasma. A representative selection of the many space plasma instabilities and relevant aspects of nonlinear theory is given in a companion textbook, Advanced Space Plasma Physics, by the same authors.

Sample Chapter(s) Chapter Definition of a Plasma ( KB). The aim of this book is twofold: to provide an introduction for newcomers to state of the art computer simulation techniques in space plasma physics and an overview of current developments.

Computer simulation has reached a stage where it can be a highly useful tool for guiding theory and forBrand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. The aim of this book is twofold: to provide an introduction for newcomers to state of the art computer simulation techniques in space plasma physics and an overview of current developments.

Computer simulation has reached a stage where it can be a highly useful tool for guiding theory and for making predictions of space plasma phenomena, ranging from microscopic to global scales.3/5(1). The largest space plasma activity events observed in the solar system occur on the Sun, when coronal mass ejections expel several billion tons of plasma mass into space.

This book provides a coherent and detailed treatment of the physical background of large plasma eruptions in by: The 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.

The emphasis of this text is on basic plasma theory, with applications to both space and laboratory plasmas. All mathematical concepts beyond those normally covered in an advanced calculus course are fully explained.

Topics covered include single-particle motions, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in both cold and hot plasmas, nonlinear phenomena and collisional effects. Space exploration - Space exploration - Science in space: In the decades following the first Sputnik and Explorer satellites, the ability to put their instruments into outer space gave scientists the opportunity to acquire new information about the natural universe, information that in many cases would have been unobtainable any other way.This book briefly outlines our current knowledge of how the Sun works and its effects on Earth and the solar system.

Solar system, The sun, Space weather, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Plasma physics, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Solar physics, Engineering and earth science and space exploration.A particular strength of this book is that it provides a low threshold introduction to plasmas with an emphasis on first principles and fundamental concepts and properties.

The discussion of plasma models is to a large extent limited to Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with its .