By W. D. Jones, H. J. Doucet, J. M. Buzzi (auth.)
Modern plasma physics, encompassing wave-particle interactions and collec tive phenomena attribute of the collision-free nature of scorching plasmas, used to be based in 1946 whilst 1. D. Landau released his research of linear (small amplitude) waves in such plasmas. It used to be now not till a few ten to 20 years later, even if, with impetus from the then speedily constructing managed fusion box, that adequate consciousness was once dedicated, in either theoretical and experimental learn, to explain the significance and ramifications of Landau's unique paintings. seeing that then, with advances in laboratory, fusion, house, and astrophysical plasma study, now we have witnessed very important devel opments towards the knowledge of various linear in addition to nonlinear plasma phenomena, together with plasma turbulence. this present day, plasma physics stands as a well-developed self-discipline containing a unified physique of strong theoretical and experimental concepts and together with quite a lot of appli cations. As such, it really is now often brought in college physics and engineering curricula on the senior and first-year-graduate degrees. an important prerequisite for all of recent plasma reviews is the below status oflinear waves in a temporally and spatially dispersive medium corresponding to a plasma, together with the kinetic (Landau) idea description of such waves. educating event has often proven that scholars (seniors and first-year graduates), while first uncovered to the kinetic thought of plasma waves, have problems in facing the necessary sophistication in multidimensional advanced variable (singular) integrals and transforms.
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92) where P indicates that the integral is taken in the principal-value Cauchy sense ( see Appendix A. 10 ). Let us define R( ro) and /( ro), the real and imaginary parts of F( ro ), for real ro. Then Eq. (1. 92) becomes R(ro) R(ro') + i/(OJ) = -I . P f+oo -, - 2m - 00 ro - ro 1 dOJ' + _I 2n P f /(ro') +00 - ,dro' - 00 ro - ro i +"2 R(ro) +"2 /(ro). 93) Splitting Eq. 93) into real and imaginary parts, we obtain 1 R(ro) =-P n f+oo -/(ro') ,-dro; -ooro-ro 1 f+ 00 R(ro') - ,dro. 94) /(ro) = - - P n - 00 OJ - OJ The relations given by Eq.
Z. 4. Asymptotic Expansion of Hilbert Transforms. One frequently needs approximate expressions of Hilbert transforms for quick calculations of dispersion relations in hot plasmas. Asymptotic expansions of Q,± (z), valid for large values of Z and for IIm(z) 1 « IRe(z) I, are useful for that. For small values of Im(z), we may define Q,± as Q,± (z) = P For Z > U f +OO -00 qJ(u) - - du u-z . ± t1tqJ(z). l58) and assuming that qJ(u) ~ 0 for Q,'-+ - (z) ~ --I U ~ Z, Q,± can be approximated as f+oo [ qJ(u) + uqJ(u) u2 qJ(u) .
We will denote the class of all holomorphic functions in D as A(D). If D = C, thenf(z) is said to be an entirefunction. For n being any positive integer,f(z) = zn is singlevalued and analytic in the whole complex plane and is thus said to be an 41 THE COOKBOOK entire function. On the other hand,](z) = z" where n is any negative integer, is single-valued, and is analytic in the whole complex plane, except at Z = 0 and is, thus, said to be holomorphic in D where D is a region consisting of all the points in the entire complex plane except z = o.