magnetic Mach number

magnetic Mach number

[mag′ned·ik ′mäk ‚nəm·bər]
(plasma physics)
A dimensionless number equal to the ratio of the velocity of a fluid to the velocity of Alfvén waves in the fluid. Symbolized MMa .
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B], the magnetic Mach number and [beta], the shock strength on the jump functions profiles across the shock wave on the bounded infinitesimal interval (1,1 + [epsilon]), [epsilon] being the fixed infinitesimal value, is analyzed.
with [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as the magnetic Mach number.
The, velocity, pressure, magnetic pressure and density jump functions specified by equations (30), (34), (37) and (42) are computed to elucidate the effect of an increase in (i) the parameter of non-idealness b, (ii) magnetic Mach number [M.