, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 733–738 | Cite as

Existence and interaction of acceleration wave with a characteristic shock in transient pinched plasma



In this paper, the evolution of an acceleration wave and a characteristic shock for the system of partial equations describing one dimensional, unsteady, axisymmetric motion of transient pinched plasma has been considered. The amplitude of the acceleration wave propagating along the characteristic associated with the largest eigenvalue has been evaluated. The interaction of the acceleration wave with the characteristic shock has been investigated. The amplitudes of the reflected and transmitted waves and the jump in the shockwave acceleration after interaction are evaluated.


Shock wave Acceleration wave Interaction of waves Plasma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNetaji Subhas Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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