Surprises in astrophysical gasdynamics

@article{Balbus2016SurprisesIA,
  title={Surprises in astrophysical gasdynamics},
  author={Steven A. Balbus and William J Potter},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={79}
}
Much of astrophysics consists of the study of ionized gas under the influence of gravitational and magnetic fields. Thus, it is not possible to understand the astrophysical universe without a detailed knowledge of the dynamics of magnetized fluids. Fluid dynamics is, however, a notoriously tricky subject, in which it is all too easy for one’s a priori intuition to go astray. In this review, we seek to guide the reader through a series of illuminating yet deceptive problems, all with an… 

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