Accession Number:

AD0609942

Title:

A CONJECTURE ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF A MAGNETIC SHOCK WAVE IN A PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. pt.3,

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AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

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Report Date:

1964-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A model is considered for the structure of a plane, steady shock wave propagating in an inviscid plasma across a magnetic field normal to the direction of propagation. The model does not possess a solution for relatively small magnetic fields. Assuming that a continuous solution exists in this case when the effects of viscosity are taken into account, it is shown how the occurrence of a sub-shock can be conjectured when these effects become vanishingly small. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE