Alfven waves

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Term: Alfven waves

A magnetohydrodynamic wave in a magnetized plasma, arising as a result of restoring forces associated with the magnetic field. It is a transverse wave which propagates in the direction of the magnetic field. Also called magnetohydrodynamic wave.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan