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Definition of the noun Alfvén
What does Alfvén mean as a name of something?
- surname, Swedish, from Swedish
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by Robert Splinter
Alfvén velocity 51 A Alcohol [chemical] Carbohydrate chain with hydroxyl group ( −OH). Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gösta (1908–1995) [astronomy/astrophysics, computational, electromagnetism, fluid dynamics, mechanics, plasma] An engineer and ...
by Donald Fenna
AI rheology See Alfvén number. aleph [Anglicised name of N, first letter of Hebrew alphabet] See infinity. Alfvén number [H. O. G. Alfvén; Sweden 1908-95] rheology. Symbol A1. A dimensionless quantity characterizing the steady flow past ...
A Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)
by Ian Ridpath
Alfvén surface The surface of the region surrounding a neutron star within which ionized gas is pulled around by the star's magnetic field as it spins. It is named after H. O. G. *Alfvén. Alfvén wave A transverse wave that occurs in a region ...
A Dictionary of Scientists (1999)
by Derek Gjertsen
Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gösta (1908– 1995) Swedish physicist Alfvén, who was born in Norrkoeping, Sweden, ...
by John Daintith, William Gould
Alfvén waves /al-ven/ Disturbances transmitted through a PLASMA in the presence of a magnetic field. The direction of propagation is parallel to the mean magnetic field, with the plasma particles vibrating at right angles to this direction.
by Michael Allaby
Alfvén waves Magnetohydrodynarnic waves that are produced by coupling forces between the *geomagnetic field and highly conductive fluids. Alfvén waves travel along magnetic field lines when jets of highly conductive fluid or charged ...
by John Daintith
Alfvén waves. Magnetohydrodynamic waves propagated through a plasma under certain conditions. Alfvén waves travel in the direction of the magnetic field, and the particles of plasma oscillate in a plane perpendicular to this direction.
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There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago. (Hannes Alfven)
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