Revue de presse
'Davidson's splendid book … is written in a spirited style which conveys his enthusiasm for the subject … an excellent book, which provides a refreshing introduction and a welcome addition to the MHD literature.' A. M. Soward, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
'Like other texts in the series, the typography is easy on the eyes and the price easy on the purse. All in all, a wonderful introduction to the subject and more!' Stanley A. Berger, Physics Today
'… a modern introductory book on the subject is a welcome addition to the literature, and, at the price … this is a really good buy!' AIA Journal
'… a thorough introduction to conducting fluid mechanics … an excellent and informative book that can be well recommended'. S. W. H. Cowley, Contemporary Physics
'This textbook is written from an interesting viewpoint. The author cares greatly about the student. The language of this book is simple, vivid, yet fully scientific. It is a real pleasure to read it. … worth recommending, not only to students, but also to everyone who is interested in MHD, particularly to theoreticians who, as a rule, know almost nothing about metallurgical applications of MHD.' Applied Mechanics Review
Présentation de l'éditeur
Magnetic fields influence many natural and man-made flows. They are routinely used in industry to heat, pump, stir and levitate liquid metals. There is the terrestrial magnetic field which is maintained by fluid motion in the earth's core, the solar magnetic field, which generates sunspots and solar flares, and the galactic field which influences the formation of stars. This is an introductory text on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and conducting fluids. This book is intended to serve as an introductory text for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students in physics, applied mathematics and engineering. The material in the text is heavily weighted towards incompressible flows and to terrestrial (as distinct from astrophysical) applications. The final sections of the text also contain an outline of the latest advances in the metallurgical applications of MHD and so are relevant to professional researchers in applied mathematics, engineering and metallurgy.