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magnetohydrodynamics

magnetohydrodynamics The science of relating magnetic fields, mainly mathematically, within a moving conducting medium. It is mainly applicable to the Earth's core, where the geomagnetic field is generated by the motion of magnetic lines of force that are ‘frozen’ within a moving, electrically conducting medium, but it is also applicable to all systems involving the fluid motion of electrically conducting materials within a magnetic field.

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magnetohydrodynamics

magnetohydrodynamics (măgnē´tōhī´drōdīnăm´Ĭks), study of the motions of electrically conducting fluids and their interactions with magnetic fields. The principles of magnetohydrodynamics are of particular importance in plasma physics. See nuclear energy.

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