Dynamic constraint enforcement in plasma environments

The Atrium, University of Guelph Institutional Repository

Dynamic constraint enforcement in plasma environments

Show full item record

Title: Dynamic constraint enforcement in plasma environments
Author: Barriault, Michael
Department: Department of Physics
Program: Physics
Advisor: Lehner, Luis
Abstract: In certain plasma environments, such as that surrounding a pulsar, the electric and magnetic fields align orthogonally. In this document we discuss and derive several constraints, of particular importance the force free constraint found in certain plasma environments. We introduce Maxwell’s equations in a covariant, coordinate-free form. We showcase methods to enforce this constraint, first with a straightforward method then by a new, dynamical method. Finally we compare and contrast the two methods in an approximation of a small region above a pulsar.
Description: Thesis to fulfill requirements for the Master of Science degree.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2845
Date: 2011-08-23


Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
Paper.pdf 1.130Mb PDF View/Open Thesis

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/

Search the Atrium


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account