ABSTRACT

Solar-terrestrial physics deals with phenomena in the region of space between the surface of the Sun and the upper atmosphere of the Earth, a region dominated by matter in a plasma state. This area of physics describes processes that generate the solar wind, the physics of geospace and the Earth's magnetosphere, and the interaction of magnetospheri

part Part 1|2 pages

Fundamentals of MHD Wave Theory

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Basic ideas of thermodynamics and electrodynamics

chapter Chapter 2|24 pages

The magnetohydrodynamic approximation

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

Single-particle motion in electromagnetic fields

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Kinetic theory of plasmas

chapter Chapter 5|24 pages

Fluid behaviour

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Equilibrium and steady-state conditions

chapter Chapter 7|23 pages

Harmonic plane waves in a uniform loss-free plasma

chapter Chapter 8|23 pages

Collisionless damping of MHD waves

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Wavepackets and energy propagation in uniform media

chapter Chapter 11|9 pages

Slowly varying media

part Part 2|2 pages

The Solar–Terrestrial Environment

chapter Chapter 12|21 pages

The Sun, the solar wind, and the magnetosphere

part Part 3|2 pages

Waves in Solar-Terrestrial Physics

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

MHD wave equations in non-uniform media

chapter Chapter 15|19 pages

Propagation in a plane-stratified medium

chapter Chapter 16|29 pages

Standing waves and oscillations in a cold plasma

chapter Chapter 18|14 pages

Field-line resonance in low-pressure plasmas

chapter Chapter 20|31 pages

Cavity oscillations and waveguide modes

chapter Chapter 21|31 pages

Waves in moving media

chapter Chapter 22|18 pages

Shock waves

chapter Chapter 23|18 pages

Magnetohydrodynamic instability

chapter Chapter 24|23 pages

Wave–particle interactions and kinetic effects

chapter Chapter 25|2 pages

Last words