International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 1749–1758 | Cite as

Wave breaking in beam-plasma system with finite geometry

  • J. Mukhopadhyay
  • A. Roy Chowdhury


We study wave breaking in a beam-plasma system placed in an infinite magnetic field, with finite geometry. A purely nonlinear nondispersive equation is deduced with the help of a reductive perturbation technique. Numerical analysis clearly shows that the initial profile of the wave (either parabolic or circular) grows with time leading to a discontinuous form of the wavefront, the phenomenon of wave breaking.


Magnetic Field Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Wave Breaking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • A. Roy Chowdhury
    • 1
  1. 1.High Energy Physics Division, Department of PhysicsJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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