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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262010054 | February 1963
Paperback | $30.00 X | £22.95 | ISBN: 9780262511599 | March 2003

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Magnetohydrodynamic Shock Waves


Studies based on the Rankine-Hugoniot relations have classified MHO shock waves as fast, switch-on, intermediate, switch-off, and slow. Any waves found in nature must also: (a) possess steady-state structures and (b) be stable in the presence of small-flow disturbances. In this monograph, Dr. Anderson examines these criteria in relation to plane shocks for which the collision frequency is large compared with cyclotron frequency. It contains a three-dimensional graphic representation of shock end states and presents an exact solution for the shock adiabatic curve in a convenient form.An MIT Press Research Monograph.