One of the most interesting problems of plasma dynamics is the wave motion of infinitesimal disturbances in a plasma. Such wave motion will bring out many characteristic features of plasma dynamics which is very interesting in itself and there are also many practical applications of the theory of wave motion (5) in many geophysical and astrophysical problems such as the theory. of sunspots, etc.


Transverse Wave Longitudinal Wave Sound Wave Wave Motion Determinantal Equation 
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  • Shih-I Pai
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  1. 1.Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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