magnetic Oseen number

magnetic Oseen number

[mag′ned·ik ü′sān ‚nəm·bər]
(plasma physics)
A dimensionless number used in magnetofluid dynamics, equal to ½ (1 -NAL 2) RM , where NAL is the Alfvén number, and RM is the magnetic number. Symbolized k.
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