Unformatted text preview: (b) Shocks: Rankine Hugoniot Conditions 4. Wave-wave interactions (a) Raman and decay instabilities: parametric excitation of waves (b) Plasmon-sound wave interactions: the Zakharov equations and wave col-lapse 5. Navier-Stokes turbulence and dissipation processes (a) Kelvin Helmholtz instability (b) Invariants, cascade processes and scaling laws (c) Intermittancy 6. MHD Turbulence and dissipation (a) Magnetic reconnection: linear, Sweet-Parker and Petschek theory (b) Invariants, cascade processes and scaling laws (c) Dynamo: stretch, twist, fold and the turbulent dynamo...
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- Fall '08
- Plasma Physics, Fundamental physics concepts, Magnetohydrodynamics, Kelvin Helmholtz, Rankine Hugoniot Conditions, Nonlinear Plasma Theory