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Alfvén Wave

(a type of transverse wave along magnetic field lines in plasma)

An Alfvén Wave is a type of transverse Magnetohydrodynamic wave along Magnetic Field lines in a Plasma. The terms Alfvén Speed and Alfvén Velocity apply to the speed/velocity of such waves. An Alfvén Mach Number is a Mach Number specific to the speed of Alfvén waves.


Referenced by:
Mach Number