Accession Number : AD0264891

Title :   WAVE MOTION IN A TWO COMPONENT PLASMA WITH ANISOTROPIC PRESSURE

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : JAGGI,R.K.

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Results for the propagation of small amplitude waves in a plasma with anisotropic pressure tensor are summarized. It is shown that the anisotropy of the pressure tensor has an appreciable effect on the propagation and decay of waves in a plasma. It is also shown that an anisotropy in the electron pressure can lead to an instability of hydromagnetic waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *WAVE PROPAGATION, ATTENTION, ELECTRONS, IONS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, PROPAGATION, TENSOR ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE