Accession Number : AD0714159

Title :   Electromagnetic Plasma Wave Propagation Along a Magnetic Field (Short Summary of Doctoral Dissertation),

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Olson,Craig L.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A sizable portion of the plasma physics research done to date involves the theory of waves in plasmas. Of fundamental interest are calculations or experiments concerning the damping (or growth) of the basic types of wave motion a plasma can support. Two types of problems are readily discernible: the initial-value problem in which a wave is imposed on the plasma at some specific time, and it is desired to know how the plasma response decays (or grows) in time; and the steady-state problem in which a wave is continuously excited at some point in a plasma, and it is desired to know how the plasma response decays (or grows) in distance. One will be concerned with the steady-state problem since it should be more readily realizable experimentally. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, MAGNETIC FIELDS), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PROPAGATION), DISPERSION RELATIONS, DAMPING, INTEGRALS, COMPLEX VARIABLES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, THESES, (U)THESES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE