Newton, Maxwell, and magnetospheric physics

  title={Newton, Maxwell, and magnetospheric physics},
  author={E. N. Parker},
  journal={Geophysical monograph},
  • E. N. Parker
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • Geophysical monograph
  • The goal of magnetospheric physics is to understand the active magnetosphere in terms of the principles of Newton and Maxwell. These principles include Ampere's law, the Faraday induction equation, and the dynamical interplay of the forces between the bulk plasma velocity u, the plasma pressures p∥ and p⊥, and the magnetic field B. It turns out, then, that these principles cannot be written in terms of the electric current density j and the electric field E, to the exclusion of u and B, in any… CONTINUE READING
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