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The Hybrid Multiscale Simulation Technology

An Introduction with Application to Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas

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This book addresses hybrid simulation of plasmas; it is aimed at developing insight into the essence of plasma behavior. Major current applications are to astrophysical and space plasmas. Some applications are connected with active experiments in space. However, hybrid simulations are also being used to gain an understanding of basic plasma phenomena such as particle acceleration by shocks, magnetic field reconnect ion in neutral current sheets, generation of waves by beams, mass loading of the supersonic flow by heavy pickup ions and the dynamics of tangential discontinuities. Such simulations may be very important not only for the study of the astrophysical plasmas, but also for the study of the magnetically and inertially contained fusion plasmas, and other laboratory plasma devices. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, consisting of electrons, ions and 4 neutral atoms, usually at temperatures above 10 K. The stars and sun are plasmas; the local interstellar medium, the solar wind, magnetospheres and ionospheres of planets and comets, Van-Allen belts, etc., are all plasmas. Indeed, much of the known matter in the universe is plasma.

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Titel: The Hybrid Multiscale Simulation Technology
Autoren/Herausgeber: Alexander S. Lipatov
Aus der Reihe: Scientific Computation
Ausgabe: 2002

ISBN/EAN: 9783540417347

Seitenzahl: 403
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 1,710 g
Sprache: Englisch

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