T. G. Forbes, E. R. Priest, A. W. Hood

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Numerical solutions were obtained by Forbes, Priest & Hood (1982) for the resistive decay of a current sheet in an MHD fluid. To check the accuracy of the numerical solutions, a linear, analytical solution was also deived for the regime where diffusion is dominant. In a subsequent reinvestigation of this problem an error in the linear, analytical solution has been discovered. For the parameter values used in the numerical solution this error is too small ( 2%) to produce any significant change in the previous test comparison between the numerical and analytical solutions. However, for parameter values much different from those used in the numerical solution, the error in the linear solution can be significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-483
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1985


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