Browsing by Supervisor "Craig, Ian J.D."

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  • Coronal magnetic energy release by current sheet reconnection

    Heerikhuisen, J. (The University of Waikato, 2001)
    In this thesis we investigate the rapid release of energy in the solar corona, with a particular view to understanding the solar flare in which magnetic reconnection is thought to play a key role. A review of existing ...
  • Current sheet formation in uniformly twisted magnetic flux tubes

    Ali, Farhad (The University of Waikato, 2001)
    A viable mechanism for coronal heating is conversion of magnetic field energy into heat through magnetic reconnection in current sheets. Two processes capable of generating current sheets in the solar corona are studied ...
  • Electromagnetic stirring using a travelling magnetic field

    Saad, Mohd. Noor Bin (The University of Waikato, 2004)
    Electromagnetic stirring of liquid metal is widely used during continuous casting in iron and steel industries to improve the quality of the products. In this thesis we aim to develop a theory for traveling linear stirrers ...
  • Geodesic geometry of some static axisymmetric vacuum spacetimes

    Harder, David M. (The University of Waikato, 2003)
    Solutions of Laplace's equation in terms of bispherical and toroidal coordinates are used to derive new exact exterior (vacuum), general relativistic fields, of static axially symmetric spacetimes. For each new metric ...
  • Modelling the anaestheto-dynamic phase transition of the cerebral cortex

    Steyn-Ross, D. Alistair (The University of Waikato, 2002)
    This thesis examines a stochastic model for the electrical behaviour of the cerebral cortex under the influence of a general anaesthetic agent. The modelling element is the macrocolumn, an organized assembly of ∼10⁵ ...
  • Topics in Energy Release and Particle Acceleration in the Heliosphere

    Armstrong, Craig Keith (University of Waikato, 2014)
    This thesis investigates both the release of energy in solar flares, and the acceleration and transport of particles in various astrophysical situations. While numerical simulations are central to this thesis, these are ...