Accession Number : AD0761883

Title :   Pulsar Electrodynamics.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hinata,Satoshi

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : It is usually assumed that the pulsar atmosphere consists of an open and a closed magnetosphere. There is, however, no generally accepted theory which predicts the boundary between these two regions. Contrary to expectation that the inertial effects would play the crucial role in determining this boundary, the author obtained the critical radius (R sub c) = (Omega R/C) sup(-2/5)R beyond which the lines of force are open, from the analysis of a corotational atmosphere, which is valid only in the absence of the inertial effects. The author also intends to clarify some of the processes underlying the theory of pair production and subsequent radio wave emission about a pulsar, as set forth by Sturrock. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*STARS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, ROTATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE