SOME PROBLEMS IN PLASMA PHYSICS.
OXFORD UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
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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
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics