Accession Number:

AD0723801

Title:

Near-Steady Oblique Shock Waves in a Collisionless Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Small amplitude near-steady oblique shock waves in a collisionless plasma are possible at Alfven Mach numbers 1 and cos theta. In the first case, either the magnetic pressure decreases monotonely or the head of the wave is near-periodic. In the second case, a main wavefront is followed by an oscillatory tail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE