ELEMENTS OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS WITH THE HALL CURRENT - 1. NONLINEAR PHENOMENA.

P. Rosenau, J. A. Tataronis, G. Conn

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Abstract

The elements of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with the Hall current are presented. The governing partial differential equations are, like those of ideal MHD, quasi-linear, but unlike ideal MHD, are not hyperbolic. Properties of weak and strong discontinuities are discussed, and comparisons are made with ideal MHD. It is shown that generalizations of dipole layers appear as a result of discontinuities in the magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-399
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume21
Issue numberpt 3
StatePublished - 1979

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