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Astrophysical fluid dynamics

  1. Sep 2, 2017 #1
    i am an aerospace engineer and have good knowledge in fluid and gas dynamics and i want to study astrophysical fluid dynamics , should i study intro to astronomy and astrophysics ?
    and what are best books in astrophysical fluid dynamics ?
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

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    Probably Plasma physics is probably what you want to study. Here's an article about solar plasma jets that can give you an idea of the field:

    https://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-figured-out-where-the-sun-s-plasma-jets-come-from

    and this wiki article mentions other related fields like magnetohydrodynamics:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_physics

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetohydrodynamics

    Here's an older book circa 2001 on the subject:

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Magnetohydrodynamics-Cambridge-Applied-Mathematics/dp/0521794870

    I can't vouch for the book but some other member may have something to say about it.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2017 #3
    About 10 years ago, when I worked in the field, the standard books was:

    https://www.amazon.de/Gas-dynamics-...s=books-intl-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1507152833&sr=1-1

    and maybe it still is, probably a little outdatet... but it is more on fundamentals and less on applications, so I think most of it is still usefull. But it is a tough read.

    More introductory is maybe

    https://www.amazon.com/Principles-A...8&qid=1507127507&sr=1-1&keywords=clarke+fluid

    I haven't read it, but from browsing its contents on Amazon it looks quite useful.
     
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