What is magnetohydrodynamics?

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The study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal).

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The word magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is derived from magneto- meaning magnetic field, hydro- meaning water, and -dynamics meaning movement.

Examples of such fluids include plasmas and liquid metals. The set of equations which describe MHD is a combination of the Navier-Stokes equations of fluid mechanics and Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism.

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