By M. R. E. Proctor,A. D. Gilbert

Dynamo concept, the examine of the iteration and upkeep of magnetic fields by way of fluid motions, is critical in lots of parts of physics, starting from stellar and galactic dynamics, via sunlight physics and geomagnetism, to reactor physics. This quantity comprises the lectures given by means of best experts, for a thorough path held on the Newton Institute, as a part of a NATO complicated research Institute. The direction was once meant for starting graduate scholars, so begins with historical past fabric, earlier than major directly to describe parts toward present study. subject matters lined comprise planetary and sunlight dynamos, speedy dynamos and using symmetry rules to derive evolution equations. certain bibliographies are supplied. because the simply glossy creation to the topic, this may be welcome examining for college kids in planetary and sun physics, plasma physics and astrophysics.

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