Cold Plasma Waves

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 1984 - Science - 349 pages
The book aims to present current knowledge concerning the propagation of electro magnetic waves in a homogeneous magnetoplasma for which temperature effects are unimportant. It places roughly equal emphasis on the radio and the . hydromagnetic parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. The dispersion properties of a magnetoplasma are treated as a function both of wave frequency (assumed real) and of ionization density. However, there is little discussion of propagation in a stratified medium, for of collisions is included only which reference may be made to Budden [1] . The effect in so far as this can be done with simplicity. The book describes how pulses are radiated from both small and large antennas embedded in a homogeneous magneto plasma. The power density radiated from a type of dipole antenna is studied as a function of direction of radiation in all bands of wave frequency. Input reactance is not treated, but the dependence of radiation resistance on wave frequency is described for the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Also described is the relation between beaming and guidance for Alfven waves.
 

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Contents

Elementary properties of a plasma
11
Maxwells equations
11
Isotropic plasma
23
Alternating current in a magnetoplasma
39
General properties of phase propagation in a magnetoplasma
51
General properties of group propagation in a magnetoplasma
67
Propagation of phase along the imposed magnetic fleld
77
Energy flow and group velocity for longitudinal propagation
103
Propagation at any angle to the imposed magneticfield
161
The radio approximation
191
The hydromagnetic approximation
213
The quasilongitudinal and quasitransverse approximations
243
Directional behaviour of group velocity in a magnetoplasma
265
The field of an antenna in a magnetoplasma
283
Directional behaviour of the power radiated by a dipole in a magnetoplasma
303
Symbols
340

Propagation of phase transverse to the imposed magnetic field
123
Elliptic polarization of the X wave for transverse propagation
139
Energy behaviour of the X wave for transverse propagation
151

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