Physics and Chemistry in Space

Plasma Waves in the Magnetosphere

Authors: Walker, A.D.M.

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This book is a study of plasma waves which are observed in the earth's magnetosphere. The emphasis is on a thorough, but concise, treatment of the necessary theory and the use of this theory to understand the manifold varieties of waves which are observed by ground-based instruments and by satellites. We restrict our treatment to waves with wavelengths short compared with the spatial scales of the background plasma in the mag­ netosphere. By so doing we exclude large scale magnetohydrodynamic phenomena such as ULF pulsations in the Pc2-5 ranges. The field is an active one and we cannot hope to discuss every wave phenomenon ever observed in the magnetosphere! We try instead to give a good treatment of phenomena which are well understood, and which illustrate as many different parts of the theory as possible. It is thus hoped to put the reader in a position to understand the current literature. The treatment is aimed at a beginning graduate student in the field but it is hoped that it will also be of use as a reference to established workers. A knowledge of electromagnetic theory and some elementary plasma physics is assumed. The mathematical background required in­ cludes a knowledge of vector calculus, linear algebra, and Fourier trans­ form theory encountered in standard undergraduate physics curricula. A reasonable acquaintance with the theory of functions of a complex vari­ able including contour integration and the residue theorem is assumed.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Basic Equations

    Walker, A. D. M.

    Pages 3-14

  • Waves in a Uniform Cold Magnetoplasma — 1. Infinite Plane Waves

    Walker, A. D. M.

    Pages 15-42

  • Waves in a Uniform Cold Magnetoplasma — 2. Rays and Wave Packets

    Walker, A. D. M.

    Pages 43-73

  • Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in a Non-Uniform Cold Magnetoplasma

    Walker, A. D. M.

    Pages 74-82

  • Waves in a Uniform Warm Magnetoplasma

    Walker, A. D. M.

    Pages 83-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plasma Waves in the Magnetosphere
Authors
Series Title
Physics and Chemistry in Space
Series Volume
24
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77867-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77867-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-77869-8
Series ISSN
0079-1938
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 348
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