Accession Number:

AD0270033

Title:

THERMAL EFFECTS ON PLASMA DISPERSION RELATION BY SUPERPOSITION OF STREAMS

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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The derivation of the thermal effects on the dispersion relation for the propagation of both transverse and longitudinal waves in an unbounded, collisionless plasma is derived in a consistent and straightforward manner by the method of superposition of streams. The assumptions made are explicit, and the applicability to other more particular cases is obvious. A comparison is made with results obtained by otherAUTHORS, AND THE DIFFERENCES, WHERE THEY OCCUR, ARE EXPLAINED. The relationship of this method with a more common method is pointed out, together with pitfalls to be avoided. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE