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text 2017-04-27 09:31
Reading progress update: I've read 63 out of 452 pages.
An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics - P.A. DAVIDSON,E.J. Hinch,S.H. Davis,Mark J. Ablowitz

If I read "...a characteristic scale length, l," without any explanation of how to determine such a length in any specific case one more time, I am liable to scream. This isn't an isolated problem; undefined terms are popping up all over the place. The author also appears to have missed a subtle point about vorticity in fluid flows, namely it totals to zero even in a turbulent flow, unless there is external stirring.

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text 2017-04-19 09:02
Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 452 pages.
An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics - P.A. DAVIDSON,E.J. Hinch,S.H. Davis,Mark J. Ablowitz I can't remember any other book deteriorating so rapidly from an excellent start...the issue (besides the typographical problems) seems to be that the author can give a good verbal description of what is going on but the mathematical presentation is awful. Even the verbal part is flawed by the use of undefined terms, however.
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text 2017-04-12 09:49
Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 452 pages.
An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics - P.A. DAVIDSON,E.J. Hinch,S.H. Davis,Mark J. Ablowitz

OK, no; the "derivation" of the appropriate electrodynamic equations just states stuff without proof or any indication of how to proceed by oneself. That's crap textbook writing (but all too common).

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text 2017-04-11 11:11
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 452 pages.
An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics - P.A. DAVIDSON,E.J. Hinch,S.H. Davis,Mark J. Ablowitz After some revision of classical electrodynamics, this is beginning to look tractable, though not easy.
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text 2017-01-16 13:40
Reading progress update: I've read 4 out of 244 pages.
Plasma physics - R.A. Cairns Plasma physics - R.A. Cairns A cursory squint at the section on magnetohydrodynamics suggests this is a better introduction, but not a detailed presentation of anything but the fundamentals.
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