Computing Techniques for Electrostatic Perturbations

  • W. D. Jones
  • H. J. Doucet
  • J. M. Buzzi


In Chapter 8 we showed that the plasma response to forced oscillations is given by a Fourier transform which, in the general case, can be evaluated only by numerical methods. In this chapter we discuss three numerical techniques for calculating electrostatic perturbations in a plasma.


Entire Function Landau Pole Dominant Pole Dipole Excitation Plasma Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Jones
    • 1
  • H. J. Doucet
    • 2
  • J. M. Buzzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Laboratorie de Physique des Milieux IonisésEcole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

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