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Stability Analysis of Bow Shocks

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dc.contributor.author Buren, David Van en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-03T03:44:27Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-03T03:44:27Z
dc.date.issued 1995-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Astrophysical Journal en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-0787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/30918
dc.description.abstract We present a linear stability analysis of bow shocks created by the interaction of a spherical wind moving with respect to its surrounding medium. The bounding shocks are assumed isothermal and with Mach number M = 쮠 Following Soker (1990) we study the evolution of short wavelength perturbations. We find that the motion is unstable in this limit. Moreover, the ratio of the wind velocity to the star velocity * characterizes the stability properties. Bow shocks with fast winds for which */ <<1 are more stable than bow shocks with slow winds i.e. */ >>1. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Bow Shocks en_US
dc.title Stability Analysis of Bow Shocks en_US


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