The mathematics of fluid dynamos

Simitev, R.D. and MacTaggart, D. (2012) The mathematics of fluid dynamos. Commutator, 3, pp. 36-41.

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Abstract

In this article we discuss fluid dynamos and how they generate the magnetic fields of astrophysical objects such as the Earth. As an illustration, we sketch one well-known mathematical model of Earth's fluid dynamo and comment on some of its typical features and applications. The exposition will beaccessible to undergraduate students in Science and Mathematics with some knowledge in Differential Equations and Physics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simitev, Dr Radostin
Authors: Simitev, R.D., and MacTaggart, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Commutator
ISSN (Online):2046-4738

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