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The field was initiated by Hannes Alfvén who coined the word in the 1940s. It more-or-less consists of the combination of fluid dynamics' Navier-Stokes Equations and electrodynamics' Maxwell's Equations.
Applications in astrophysics include
modeling Plasma in the
Interplanetary Medium and Interstellar Medium
as well as star models, both the interior
and the Atmosphere.
Such a system involving plasma is sometimes termed
a
In some astrophysical phenomena,
the electrical resistance is minor and
its MHD can be effectively simplified by ignoring it.
The phrase physics,magnetism,fluid dynamics)Referenced by:
Alfvén Wave AREPO AstroBEAR Athena Computational Astrophysics Current Sheet Dynamo Enzo Faraday Rotation FLASH Hydrodynamics Lorentz Force MagIC Magnetic Induction N-Body Simulation Navier-Stokes Equations (NS Equations) Shock Wave Turbulent Pressure |