# Magnetohydrodynamics

Here, we derive the basic equations of magnetohydrodynamics. Differences from hydrodynamics are the Lorentz force in the equation of motion and the induction equation of magnetic field. The Lorentz force is written as

 (B.1)

where we used the Ampere's law and the displacement current is ignored. Thus, the equatin of motion becomes as
 (B.2)

in the Eulerian form.

The Faraday's law and the Ohm's law ( is the electric conductivity) lead the induction equation of the magnetic field as

 (B.3)

The factor is the coefficient of magnetic diffusibility. When we assume the electric conductivity , diffusive MHD equation, equation(B.3), reduces to the ideal MHD equation as
 (B.4)

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Kohji Tomisaka 2012-10-03