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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + M.S / M.Tech)
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA461
Subject Title Gas Dynamics


Conservation laws – Euler’s Equations – Common Equations of State – Hydrostatic Equiibrium – Isothermal sphere – Virial Theorem – linear perturbation theory – acoustic waves – Jeans’ instability – Rayleigh Taylor instability – de Laval 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 – plasma instabilities – transport phenomena.

Text Books

1. F.H. Shu, The Physics of Astrophysics vol II: Gas Dynamics, 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 Plasmas, Cambridge University Press.

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


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