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Plasma and the Universe Dedicated to Hannes Alfvén

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Published by Springer .
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  • Astronomy, Space & Time,
  • Space plasmas,
  • Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Astrophysics,
  • Plasma Physics,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Magnetosphere,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • Alfven, Hannes,
  • Science / Astronomy,
  • Science / Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Science-Astronomy - General,
  • 1908-,
  • Alfven, Hannes,

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Edition Notes

ContributionsCarl-Gunne Fälthammar (Editor), R. de Bibhas (Editor), G. Arrhenius (Editor), Nicolai Herlofson (Editor), D. Asoka Mendis (Editor), Zdenek Kopal (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages680
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9096883M
ISBN 109027727643
ISBN 109789027727640

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Excellent, well documented and illustrated textbook on the physics of cosmic plasma, in which state over 99% of the observable Universe exists/5(3). 'The Plasma Universe is a lively, compact, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable exposition of the amazing scope of modern plasma physics. The common phenomena underlying plasma TVs, sunspots and the violent death of stars are lucidly explained at level suitable for a broad by: 4.   I love finding books like this in the library. It's a short read but The Plasma Universe is a dense but VERY cursory look at some VERY complicated topics. You don't often find such well constructed introductions to such (sorry, Suplee!) obscure physics topics/5. “Together these problems form what is called The Plasma Universe, the basis for this book. The material presented dwells basically on the known properties of matter in the plasma state. Some of the interesting topics in contemporary astrophysics such as discordant redshifts and other cosmological issues are not discussed here.

“The purpose of this book is to address the growing recognition of the need for plasma physics in astrophysics. In fact, astrophysics has contributed to the growth of plasma physics, especially in the field of plasma waves.   The Electric Universe theory both explains and consistently predicts space phenomenon based on the predictable behavior of electromagnetic plasma. One of the things I say in my lectures is that the best self-help book I ever read isn’t even a self-help book: it’s THE ELECTRIC SKY, by Donald Scott, which clearly and concisely lays out EU. The Plasma Universe is a term coined by Nobel Laureate Hannes Alfvén to highlight the importance of plasma throughout the Universe. See how much you think you know about cosmic plasma below, and then check out our articles, images and the Plasma Universe : Some of the theories on this site form the cornerstone of plasma astrophysics. Other theories contradict the generally.   Alfvén was an early supporter of “plasma cosmology,” a concept that challenges the big-bang model of the origin of the universe. Those who support the theory of plasma cosmology hold that the universe had no beginning (and has no forseeable end) and that plasma—with its electric and magnetic forces—has done more to organize matter in the universe into star systems and other large.

Plasma and the Universe Dedicated to Professor Hannes Alfvén on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, 30 May Editors (view affiliations) Carl-Gunne Fälthammar; About this book. Keywords. ionosphere planet plasma physics solar system solar wind space physics space plasma physics universe. Editors and affiliations. Introduction Recent reports of "wrinkles" in space have been promoted as a major victory for the Big Bang. This may or may not help explain the large-scale structure of the universe. Meanwhile, other fundamental problems remain, such as the origin of galaxies. The plasma model for the origin of the universe has arrived just in time to compete with the troubled Big Bang. 1 A popular book with. those pursuing plasma explanations in the universe. The Àrst chapter of this book is a good description of problems with the big bang model, and the remainder of the book offers plasma cosmology as an alternate. Because of the provocative title and its critique of .   I think this book is so worthwhile that it should be updated, given a new cover, and re-released in a second edition. It is the best explanation of electric universe concepts that I have found (even with no deep explanations of fundamentals such as plasma Reviews: