Accession Number:

AD0654258

Title:

SOME PROBLEMS IN PLASMA PHYSICS.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

OXFORD UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The thesis contains the results of some research on electromagnetic wave propagation in bounded plasmas. The first part of the work is on compressional magnetohydrodynamic waves whose frequencies are close to the plasma ion cyclotron frequency. The waves propagate along inhomogeneous plasma cylinders in which the densities vary with radius. The next part of the thesis is concerned with wave propagation of a more general type it is assumed that motion of the medium may be represented by a dielectric matrix, but the matrix and the wave mode are not specified in detail. The cylindrical medium is homogeneous. Expressions describing the wave motion are derived, and some properties of the solutions are discussed. A computer program related to the solutions is obtained. The remainder of the thesis is on some types of electron waves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE