Applied Mathematics Theses
Areas of particularly strong research activity are: numerical analysis, plasma physics, solar and magnetospheric theory, and vortex dynamics.
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(University of St Andrews, 1949) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2014-01) - ThesisCollapsing magnetic traps (CMTs) have been suggested as one of the mechanisms that could contribute to particle energisation in solar flares. The basic idea behind CMTs is that charged particles will be trapped on the ...
Theory of one-dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell equilibria: with applications to collisionless current sheets and flux tubes (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - ThesisVlasov-Maxwell equilibria are characterised by the self-consistent descriptions of the steady-states of collisionless plasmas in particle phase-space, and balanced macroscopic forces. We study the theory of Vlasov-Maxwell ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - ThesisMagnetic flux continually emerges from the Sun, rising through the solar interior, emerging at the photosphere in the form of sunspots and expanding into the atmosphere. Observations of sunspot rotations have been reported ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - ThesisIn this thesis we discuss the theory of symmetric MHD equilibria with anisotropic pressure. More specifically, we focus on gyrotropic pressures, where the pressure tensor can be split into components along and across the ...