Fragmented energy release in sun and stars the interface between MHD and plasma physics : proceedings of a workshop on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Astronomical Institute Utrecht, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 18-21 October 1993 by Gijsbertus Hendrikus Jozef van den Oord

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  • Space plasmas,
  • Congresses,
  • Stars,
  • Magnetic fields,
  • Magnetohydrodynamics,
  • Energy dissipation,
  • Solar magnetic fields

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by G.H.J. van den Oord
LC ClassificationsQB539.M23 F7 1994eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (xviii, 378 p. :)
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27039777M
ISBN 109789401044417, 9789401110143

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