Plasma Dispersion: Linear Modes in the Plasma

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
  • Igor N. Toptygin
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 388)


Dispersion of a medium is provided by a response of the particles composing the medium to an external electromagnetic field applied to the medium. To study the dispersion quantitatively we have to derive macroscopic equations describing averaged electromagnetic fields in the medium.


Wave Mode Polarization Vector Cold Plasma Spatial Dispersion Collisionless Plasma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
    • 1
  • Igor N. Toptygin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsSt. Petersburg State Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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