Accession Number : AD0420545
Title : NONLINEAR DISTORTION OF PERIODIC MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES.
Descriptive Note : Technical note,
Corporate Author : UPPSALA UNIV (SWEDEN)
Personal Author(s) : Herlitz,S. I.
Report Date : AUG 1962
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : A method originally due to E. F. Ghiron for calculating the frequency spectrum of a nonlinearly distorted, time-periodic sound wave, is generalized slightly and applied to nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic waves. Two examples are considered. The first, a longitudinal wave propagating across a magnetic field, is closely analogous to an ordinary sound wave. The second example is a nonlinear generalization of a plane-polarized Alfven wave; it is shown that odd overtones develop in the transverse component of the magnetic field. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, DISTORTION), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, FREQUENCY, TIME, MAGNETIC FIELDS, POLARIZATION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, FOURIER ANALYSIS, SERIES(MATHEMATICS)
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE