Accession Number:

ADA123670

Title:

Rayleigh's Method Applied to a Conducting Liquid Drop in the Presence of a Point Charge,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The method that Rayleigh formulated in 1879 is used to determine the effect of a point charge on the natural frequencies of a charged drop. Explicit expressions are derived for the resonant frequencies and the deformation of the charged drop. The results are expressed in terms of sums over particular types of Clebsch-Gordon coefficients and more complicated sums. Further work is necessary before practical application of the results can be made. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE