Website Detail Page

written by David Stern
This web page provides information and a graphical exercise for students regarding the interaction between magnetic field lines and a plasma. The activity involves tracing a typical interplanetary magnetic field line, dragged out of a location on the Sun by the radial flow of the solar wind. This illustrates the way magnetic field lines are "frozen to the plasma" and the wrapping of field lines due to the rotation of the sun. This is part of the work "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere". A Spanish translation is available.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
Modern Physics
- Plasma Physics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Reference Material
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2001 David P. Stern
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 6, 2004 by David Stern
Record Updated:
June 6, 2006 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 25, 2001
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
D. Stern, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Stern, Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines, (2001), <http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html>.
APA Format
Stern, D. (2001, November 25). Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html
Chicago Format
Stern, David. Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines. November 25, 2001. http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Stern, David. Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines. 2001. 25 Nov. 2001. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "David Stern", Title = {Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 October 2014}, Month = {November 25, 2001}, Year = {2001} }
Refer Export Format

%A David Stern
%T Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines
%D November 25, 2001
%U http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html
%O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Stern, David
%D November 25, 2001
%T Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines
%V 2014
%N 22 October 2014
%8 November 25, 2001
%9 text/html
%U http://www.phy6.org/Education/wimfproj.html


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders

Contribute

Similar Materials