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dc.contributor.advisor Michel, F. Curtis
dc.creatorMorris, Clifford Dean
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:17:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:17:23Z
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104097
dc.description.abstract Several authors have calculated the torque due to a stellar wind on a rotating body with an axisymmetric magnetic field. These discussions are restricted to the equatorial plane because the magnetic field structure is unknown elsewhere. Their treatment is here extended to the non-equatorial case. The axisymmetric magnetic field is described by a scalar function f. The various conservation equations allow the plasma flow to be described in terms of f. Although f has not been determined in the general case, it can be obtained in two special cases when the particle inertia is neglected. In the general case the Alfven critical points are obtained in terms of f, and with an assumption of a "minimum torque" solution, conditions on the angular momentum flow are found.
dc.format.extent 54 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Rotating magnetospheres: a three dimensional approach
dc.identifier.digital RICE1724
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Space Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Sp. Sci. 1973 Morris
dc.identifier.citation Morris, Clifford Dean. "Rotating magnetospheres: a three dimensional approach." (1973) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104097.


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