MHD Fluid Flow of an Exponentially Varying Plasma Density in a Radiating and Slowly Rotating Hot Sphere
International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018, Pages: 18-27
Received: Jun. 15, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 6, 2017; Published: Feb. 11, 2018
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B. S. Tuduo, Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
T. M. Abbey, Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
K. D. Alagoa, Department of Physics, Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Nigeria
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The study presents the effect of density variation on the flow structure of a plasma gas in a slowly rotating and radiating hot sphere. The problem which is solved by general perturbation method shows that the plasma temperature decreases to a minimum at a radial distance of 1.4 solar radii and then increased to a maximum value at a radial distance of 3.5 solar radii, for various radiation parameters, N2. The sudden increase in temperature profile when the radial distance is 1.4 solar radii, indicates the heating up of the upper regions of the solar atmosphere.
MHD Flow, Exponentially Varying Plasma Density, Radiating Hot Sphere
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B. S. Tuduo, T. M. Abbey, K. D. Alagoa, MHD Fluid Flow of an Exponentially Varying Plasma Density in a Radiating and Slowly Rotating Hot Sphere, International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 18-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ijass.20180601.12
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