Differential rotation and angular momentum

Botha, Gert and Evangelidis, E. A. (2006) Differential rotation and angular momentum. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia, 2 (S239). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 451-453. ISBN 9780521863490

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Differential rotation not only occurs in astrophysical plasmas like accretion disks, it is also measured in laboratory plasmas as manifested in the toroidal rotation of tokamak plasmas. A re-examination of the Lagrangian of the system shows that the inclusion of the angular momentum’s radial variation in the derivation of the equations of motion produces a force term that couples the angular velocity gradient with the angular momentum. This force term is a property of the angular velocity field, so that the results are valid wherever differential rotation is present.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F300 Physics
F500 Astronomy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Gert Botha
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 10:20
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:03
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10993

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