Description

The author argues that, after five decades of debate about the interactive of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. Starting with Newton's law, this book also examines Maxwell's equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation; Helmholtz' theorem, and Poynting's theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction.

Key Features

  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer
  • More than 200 figures illustrate the text
  • Includes a color insert

Readership

students and research workers in space physics

Details

No. of pages:
536
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444528643
Electronic ISBN:
9780080931654

About the author

W.J. Heikkila

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA