Covariant magnetic connection hypersurfaces

  title={Covariant magnetic connection hypersurfaces},
  author={Francesco Pegoraro},
  journal={Journal of Plasma Physics},
  • F. Pegoraro
  • Published 12 March 2016
  • Physics
  • Journal of Plasma Physics
In the single fluid, non-relativistic, ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) plasma description, magnetic field lines play a fundamental role by defining dynamically preserved ‘magnetic connections’ between plasma elements. Here we show how the concept of magnetic connection needs to be generalized in the case of a relativistic MHD description where we require covariance under arbitrary Lorentz transformations. This is performed by defining 2-D magnetic connection hypersurfaces in the 4-D Minkowski… 
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