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Waves in Plasmas

  • Francis F. Chen
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Abstract

Any periodic motion of a fluid can be decomposed by Fourier analysis into a superposition of sinusoidal oscillations with different frequencies ω and wavelengths λ. A simple wave is any one of these components. When the oscillation amplitude is small, the waveform is generally sinusoidal; and there is only one component. This is the situation we shall consider.

Keywords

Dispersion Relation Phase Velocity Group Velocity Plasma Density Plasma Wave 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis F. Chen
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  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Department School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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