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Abstract

In these notes a cross-section through plasma theory is presented which is restricted to ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). This cross-section will again be restricted to my limited personal point of view, which is that I wish to deal with a model which: - respects the main physical conservation laws, - has a decent mathematical structure, - permits the analysis of plasma behavior in the complicated geometries considered for the confinement of plasmas for controlled thermonuclear reactions (CTR). Ideal MHD is the only model so far that satisfactorily combines these features. This theory treats the plasma as a perfectly conducting fluid interacting with a magnetic field.

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Authors: GOEDBLOED J P FOM-INSTITUUT VOOR PLASMAFYSICA RIJNHUIZEN (THE NETHERLANDS), FOM-INSTITUUT VOOR PLASMAFYSICA RIJNHUIZEN (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO FOM-INSTITUUT VOOR PLASMAFYSICA RIJNHUIZEN, P.O. BOX 7, 3430 AA NIEUWEGEIN (THE NETHERLANDS), MENTIONING RIJNHUIZEN REPORT 83-145
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