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Hydromagnetic Surface Waves in a Moving Compressible Plasma Column

Narayanan, Satya A (1990) Hydromagnetic Surface Waves in a Moving Compressible Plasma Column. In: Il Nuovo Cimento D, 12 (11). pp. 1491-1496.

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Abstract

The dispersive characteristic of hydromagnetic surface waves along a plasma-plasma interface when one of the fluids has a relative motion has been studied as a function of the compressibility factor $s_1/V_1$, where $s_1$ and $V_1$ are the acoustic and Alfven wave speed in one of the media. Both slow and fast magnetosonic surface waves for each symmetric and asymmetric modes can exist. The nature and existence of these modes depend on the values of $s_1/V_1$ and $\theta$, the angle of wave propagation. The phase velocity of the slow wave increases whereas for the fast wave it decreases with increase in the angle $\theta$.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12139

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