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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 164, Issue 2, pp 183–191 | Cite as

The propagation of weakly nonlinear waves in a plasma including low-pressure cosmic rays

  • S. V. Chalov
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Abstract

A multiple-scales method is used to derive an equation describing the time evolution of weakly nonlinear plane waves in a thermal plasma, including low-pressure cosmic rays. The shock formation problem as result of nonlinear steepening is examined in detail. It is shown that a wave whose wavelength exceeds a certain limit will be damped without the formatin of a discontinuity.

Keywords

Time Evolution Plane Wave Formation Problem Nonlinear Wave Thermal Plasma 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Chalov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Problems in MechanicsMoscowU.S.S.R.

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