Accession Number:

AD0420545

Title:

NONLINEAR DISTORTION OF PERIODIC MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

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UPPSALA UNIV (SWEDEN)

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Report Date:

1962-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A method originally due to E. F. Ghiron for calculating the frequency spectrum of a nonlinearly distorted, time-periodic sound wave, is generalized slightly and applied to nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic waves. Two examples are considered. The first, a longitudinal wave propagating across a magnetic field, is closely analogous to an ordinary sound wave. The second example is a nonlinear generalization of a plane-polarized Alfven wave it is shown that odd overtones develop in the transverse component of the magnetic field. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE