Introduction to Space Physics

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Margaret G. Kivelson, Margaret Galland Kivelson, Christopher T. Russell
Cambridge University Press, 1995 M04 28 - 568 pages
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Designed as a text for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students, this volume attempts to establish the curriculum for the modern student entering the fledgling field of space physics. The book provides a broad, yet selective, treatment of the subject, covering virtually all aspects of space plasmas in the solar system. There are sections on the sun and solar wind, the magnetized and unmagnetized planets, and the fundamental process of space plasmas including shocks, plasma waves, ULF waves, wave-particle interactions, and auroral processes. In addition to emphasizing analysis, the authors also place importance on underlying phenomenology with extensive attention to observations.
 

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Contents

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOLARTERRESTRIAL PHYSICS
1
PHYSICS OF SPACE PLASMAS
27
THE SUN AND ITS MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
58
THE SOLAR WIND
91
COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS
129
SOLARWIND INTERACTIONS WITH
164
IONOSPHERES
183
PLASMA INTERACTIONS WITH UNMAGNETIZED
203
PULSATIONS AND MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC
330
MAGNETOSPHERIC DYNAMICS
400
THE AURORA AND THE AURORAL IONOSPHERE
459
THE MAGNETOSPHERES OF THE OUTER PLANETS
503
Notation Vector Identities and Differential
521
Fundamental Constants and Plasma
529
References
545
Inder
563

THE MAGNETOPAUSE MAGNETOTAIL
227
MAGNETOSPHERIC CONFIGURATION
288

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