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J ; (1. 78) but this means that the cu rrent densi ty is so lenoi dal and ncr charges arc neglected. 75"). but it does not play any role in the MHD system of equations. 24 PHYSICS OF THE SOLA R SYSTEM No te also tha t this approximation cannot deal with electromagnetic waves, for which E and B arc of the sa me order of magni tude. Th is com plete s the MHD equations. 75" ) is used . Analysis of the magnetic force. Using the vector identi ty I , (V x B ) x B = (B · V)B - 'i V B- and eq . J X B = V · (U --I + c 8r.

5). The pressure P is a scalar; in a perfect gas (eq. ( I. 16» it is a simple function of density and temperature. , when the thermal energy is smaller than the binding energy between neighbouring molecules). the body becomes solid and a different ana lysis is ca lled for. In general, the force exerted I , Dynamical principles 13 by the medium up on an infinite simal volume dV is determin ed by the stress tensor Pij . If we remove the material on one side of a surface cleme nt dS wit h ou tward normal u .

This is indeed the case of the interior of the Earth and the terre strial planets. 5 Transport With si mple argumen ts. and skipping the complicated machinery of kinetic theory, wc now co me 10 the microscopic heart of tran sport theory. Let a quantity Q( r . ,j, at the position r and the time r. Collisions tran sfer large values of Q to reg ions where it is smaller. thereby imp lementing the general tendency to a uniform state requi red by the second law of thcrmodynamics and introducing a privileged direct ion of time .

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