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By Professor S. A. Huggett, K. P. Tod

This booklet is an advent to twistor conception and glossy geometrical techniques to space-time constitution on the graduate or complex undergraduate point. it is going to be useful additionally to the physicist as an creation to a few of the math that has proved precious in those components, and to the mathematician for example of the place sheaf cohomology and intricate manifold conception can be utilized in physics.

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J3\ and /3e) are then defined by Eqs. 23). e

164) is of order (^i/cj) 2 . Its first factor gives the Alfven (A) mode, -T7^ anc ^ ^A = kv&\cos8\. 165) The second factor of the first term gives the collisionless analogues of the fast (F) and slow (S) magnetoacoustic modes, with frequencies of the same form as Eqs. 21), but with cs replaced by the ion-sound velocity vs. Collisionless damping of the waves at frequency w

It is then useful to separate out the s = 0 terms in the expansion to third order in l/\zf \ of the dielectric tensor given by Eq. (A. 178) Then, using Eqs. 184) K33 = If we now consider the limit of high ion kinetic energy density compared with magnetic energy density, that is $ ^> 1, we have z\ <^C 1, and we can use the small argument expansion of Z from Eq. (A. 187) 46 2 Waves in Uniform Plasmas The imaginary term which appears in the ion dispersion function Eq. 185) produces an imaginary term in K^i and a real term in 7i23> leading to damping of the waves.

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