S. Chandrasekhar and magnetohydrodynamics

@article{Parker1996SCA,
  title={S. Chandrasekhar and magnetohydrodynamics},
  author={Eugene N. Parker},
  journal={Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={147-166}
}
  • E. Parker
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • Physics
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
This chapter summarizes the many fundamental contributions of Chandrasekhar to the subject of hydromagnetics or magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with particular attention to the generation, static equilibrium, and dynamical stability-instability of magnetic field in various idealized settings with conceptual application to astronomical problems. His interest in MHD seems to have arisen first in connection with the turbulence of electrically conducting fluid in the presence of a magnetic field… 
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