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Waves in Plasmas

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Any periodic motion of a fluid can be decomposed by Fourier analysis into a superposition of sinusoidal oscillations with different frequencies ω and wavelengths λ. A simple wave is any one of these components. When the oscillation amplitude is small, the waveform is generally sinusoidal; and there is only one component. This is the situation we shall consider.

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Chen, F.F. (2016). Waves in Plasmas. In: Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22309-4_4

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