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Abstract

The objectives are to explain the methods and underlying assumptions of non-linear plasma wave theory and its limitations, to illustrate this with a few examples, and to summarize how its predictions fit experimental results. After an elementary account of drift waves, weak turbulence analysis is outlined, including quasi-linear theory and mode coupling. This is followed by a description of strong turbulence methods, i.e. renormalization and the direct interaction approximation. Experimental observation is then summarized and compared with prediction.

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Authors: STRINGER T E JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICER, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON OX14 3EA (UK), MENTIONING REPORT JET-P(85)17, 1985
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