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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 123-130

Global magnetofluidostatic fields (an unsolved PDE problem)

Associazione EURATOM–ENEA sulla Fusione, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65 - 00044 Frascati, Roma, Italy

Received 12 October 1984

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A satisfactory theory of the Global MagnetoFluidoStatic (GMFS) Fields, where symmetric and non-symmetric configurations can be dealt with on the same footing, has not yet been developed. However the formulation of the Nowhere-Force-Free, Local-Global MFS problem about a given smooth isobaric toroidal surface 𝒮0 (actually, a degenerate initial-value problem) can be weakened so as to include certain generalized solutions as formal power series in a “natural” transverse coordinate. lt is reasonable to conjecture that these series converge, for sufficiently smooth data on 𝒮0. in the same function space which their coefficients belong to (in essence, a complete linear space over the 2-torus).