noun[treated as singular]
The branch of physics that studies the behavior of an electrically conducting fluid such as a plasma or molten metal acted on by a magnetic field.
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- In addition, the sun's atmosphere poses extremely interesting problems in magnetohydrodynamics and fundamental plasma physics that have important implications for a wide range of astrophysical and geophysical problems.
- My favorite in this category is magnetohydrodynamics, which is the study of plasmas and their interplay with electromagnetic fields.
- Stewartson studied rotating fluid flows, shear layers, magnetohydrodynamics, the triple-deck theory, and flow at both high and low Reynolds numbers.
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- No doubt because those magnetohydrodynamic currents are complex and unpredictable, the Earth's magnetic poles shift and even flip as time goes by.
- To understand magnetohydrodynamic waves, let us first consider purely magnetic waves.
- A number of experimental methods of spacecraft propulsion are based on magnetohydrodynamic principles.
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