magnetohydrodynamics

magnetohydrodynamics măgnē˝tōhī˝drōdīnăm´ĭks [key], study of the motions of electrically conducting fluids and their interactions with magnetic fields. The principles of magnetohydrodynamics are of particular importance in plasma physics. See nuclear energy .

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