Magnetohydrodynamical phenomena in gaseous disks

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1979

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University of Cape Town

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The purpose of this thesis is a discussion of the generation and influence of magnetic fields in gaseous disks. It builds mainly on the work of Vainstein and Ruzmaiken (1972) on the generation of galactic magnetic fields. Emphasis here is on application to accretion disks in the cataclysmic variables (CVs). These include novae, dwarf novae and nova-like variables. Disks are maintained by mass transferred from a Roche-lobe filling secondary star to a white dwarf. More information can be found in Warner (1976) and Robinson (1976). As is pointed out in the final chapter, the basic theory should have wider applicability.
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