THE KINETIC THEORY OF WAVES IN A WARM PLASMA EXCITED BY A CURRENT SOURCE.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING CENTER
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The general expression for the electromagnetic field due to an arbitrary monochromatic current source is an unbounded, warm, homogeneous plasma in the absence of a magnetostatic field is derived. The linearized Boltzmann equation with a simple relaxation collision term is used and the ion motion is neglected. The result is specialized to the case of an electric dipole source which is compared to the result obtained from the hydrodynamic equations. It is found that, except for Landau damping, the two methods agree provided the frequency of the dipole is near the plasma frequency. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics