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A mathematical introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics (MA5902)

The course provides a basic introduction to magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), with emphasis on its mathematical aspects (as opposite to physical phenomena). Essentially, MHD is the theory of electrically conducting fluids in presence of a magnetic field. Since MHD is one of the two building blocks (together with kinetic theory) of theoretical plasma physics, its understanding is of paramount importance for applied mathematicians who deal with plasma physics and nuclear fusion applications.

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Prerequisites are basic calculus, basic mathematical analysis, and the theory of ordinary differential equations. Understanding of partial differential equations and basic numerical methods for their solution are an advantage but not a prerequisite.

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-- StefanPossanner - 18 Apr 2019