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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.Classes of Cold Fronts
1.2.Cold Fronts and ICM Plasma Physics

2.OBSERVATIONS OF COLD FRONTS
2.1.NGC 1404/Fornax
2.2.A3667
2.3.A2142
2.4.Virgo
2.5.NGC 7618/UGC 12491

3.SIMULATIONS OF COLD FRONTS
3.1.Basic Physics
3.2.Results from Simulations of the Formation and Global Evolution of Cold Fronts
3.3.Magnetic Fields
3.4.Cold Fronts and Viscosity
3.5.Cold Fronts and Thermal Conductivity

4.DISCUSSION
4.1.Open Questions
4.1.1.The Role of Plasma Instabilities
4.1.2.Distinguishing Between the Effects of Magnetic Fields and Viscosity
4.1.3.How Efficient is Thermal Conduction in the ICM?
4.2.Future Observations

5.SUMMARY

APPENDIX A

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