Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1307.7782 (Harald P. Pfeiffer et al.)

Hyperbolicity of Force-Free Electrodynamics    [PDF]

Harald P. Pfeiffer, Andrew I. MacFadyen
We analyze the equations of relativistic magnetized plasma dynamics in the limiting case that electromagnetic stress-energy is dominant over pressure and rest mass energy density. The naive formulation of these equations is shown to be not hyperbolic. Modifying the equations by terms that vanish for all physical solutions, we obtain a symmetric hyperbolic evolution system, which should exhibit improved numerical behavior.
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