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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 (MHD) 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.


(physics,magnetism,MHD)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfvén_wave

Referenced by:
Mach Number

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