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Alfvén wave

(a type of transverse wave along magnetic field lines in plasma)

An Alfvén wave is a type of transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave along magnetic field lines in a plasma. The terms Alfvén speed and Alfvén velocity refer respectively to the speed and velocity of such waves. An Alfvén Mach number is a Mach number specific to the speed of Alfvén waves.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfvén_wave

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Mach number

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