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Magnetosonic Wave

(Magnetoacoustic Wave)
(a type of sonic wave in a plasma)

A Magnetosonic Wave (or Magnetoacoustic Wave) is a longitudinal "acoustic" wave in a magnetized Plasma propagating perpendicular to the magnetic field. It is one of a number of kinds of waves in plasma involving Electromagnetic (EM) forces.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosonic_wave

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