Title page for ETD etd-04072010-020350


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Arthur, Michael D.
URN etd-04072010-020350
Title Oscillations and waves in anisotropic plasmas
Degree PhD
Department Physics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Zweifel, Paul F. Committee Chair
Bowden, Robert L. Committee Member
Garbanati, Linda F. Committee Member
Greenberg, William Committee Member
Zia, Royce K. P. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Anisotropy
Date of Defense 1979-05-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

We have carried out the resolvent integration technique in its application to longitudinal plasma waves and oscillations and transverse plasma oscillations. It was seen that the operators treated have continuous spectra consisting of the real line as well as point spectra associated with the zeros of the appropriate plasma dispersion function. Out treatment of the dispersion function with a more general, non-even equibrium distribution function, F (hence valid for anisotropic plasmas), has led to the possibility of more plasma modes than had previously been considered. The techniques we employed make it much easier to calculate the expansion coefficients for these plasma modes associated with both real and complex zeros of the appropriate plasma dispersion function. In fact, our computation of the·expansion coefficients for plasma modes corresponding to simple real zeros of the longitudinal, fixed wave number plasma dispersion function replaces previous such calculations based on the van Kampen-Case generalized eigenfunction expansion technique which were found to be in error.

Files
  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
[VT] LD5655.V856_1979.A77.pdf 2.29 Mb 00:10:35 00:05:27 00:04:46 00:02:23 00:00:12
[BTD] next to an author's name indicates that all files or directories associated with their ETD are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.