Accession Number:

AD0269252

Title:

THE STABILITY OF THE PINCH WITH ANISTROPIC PRESSURE

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Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A dispersion equation is obtained for the stability of the pinch from the hydromagnetic equations supplemented by an equation for the pressure tensor of the ions. The dispersion equation is obtained for the marginal instability case only. It is observed that this dispersion equation coincides with the dispersion equation obtained from the Chew, Goldberger and Low Pro. Roy. Soc. A236 1956 112 equations for the marginal instability case. It is concluded that the region of the stability predicted from the equations that we have used is slightly more than that given by the kinetic equation used by Chandrasekhar, Kaufmann and Watson Proc. Roy. Soc. A245 1958 435. Author

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