Covariant form of the ideal magnetohydrodynamic “connection theorem” in a relativistic plasma
Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi”, Università di Pisa - Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy, EU
Received: 29 May 2012
Accepted: 9 July 2012
The magnetic connection theorem of ideal magnetohydrodynamics by Newcomb (Newcomb W. A., Ann. Phys. (N.Y.), 3 (1958) 347) and its covariant formulation are rederived and reinterpreted in terms of a “time resetting” projection that accounts for the loss of simultaneity in different reference frames between spatially separated events.
PACS: 52.30.Cv – Magnetohydrodynamics (including electron magnetohydrodynamics) / 52.27.Ny – Relativistic plasmas / 95.30.Qd – Magnetohydrodynamics and plasmas
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