Accession Number:

AD0263530

Title:

STUDY OF THE INTERACTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND HYDROMAGNETIC WAVES AND SHOCKS IN AN IONIZED MEDIUM

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GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

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Report Date:

1961-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A review of the classical Bailey-Martyn theory of cross modulation Luxembourg effect is given. A theory is developed for electromagnetic waves in a plasma leading to a dispersion relation that depends explicitly on the velocity-distribution function fq,t of the electrons. The complex index of refraction is determined by the isotropic part, of, f, and a formula for the time independent part of f is derived. The time dependent part of the function is reduced to a problem of determining the solution of a pair of simultaneous second order differential equations. Next follows a detailed discussion of the coupled pair of quasi hypergeometric differential equations. The magnetohydrodynamic interaction of a partially ionized gas with electromagnetic waves is considered and the resulting dispersion relation illustrates the coupling between mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE