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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA661
Subject Title Gas Dynamics


Conservation laws – Euler’s Equations – Common Equa tions of State – Hydrostatic Equiibrium – Isothermal sphere – Virial Theorem – linear pertu rbation theory – acoustic waves – Jeans’ instability – Rayleigh Taylor instability – de Lava l nozzle - Parker wind solution – Bondi accretion – Shock waves– Sedov solution – elements of plasma physics - Debye screening – orbit theory - elements of MHD – flux freezing – Alfven waves - Langmuir oscillations –dispersion relation of electromagnetic waves propagating in plasmas- plasm a instabilities - transport phenomena

Text Books

1. F.H. Shu, The Physics of Astrophysics vol II: Ga sdynamics, University Science Books.

2. M.J. Thompson, An Introduction to Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Imperial College Press.

3. Arnab Rai Choudhuri, The Physics of Fluids and P lasmas, Cambridge University Press.

4. Francis F Chen , Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Springer