General Taylor configuration expansion revisited

M. S. Chu, T. H. Jensen, P. M. Bellan

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The validity of a series expansion proposed previously [T. H. Jensen and M. S. Chu, Phys. Fluids 27, 2881 (1984)] for describing general Taylor configurations of magnetized plasmas has been reexamined because an apparent paradox was realized. From analyses of simple cases which can be dealt with mostly analytically, it is concluded that the paradox is a Gibbs phenomenon, and that the series expansion is valid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1499
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5 II
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May
EventProceedings of the 1998 40th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 1998 Nov 161998 Nov 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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