Simplified versions of a stability condition in resistive MHD
The purpose of this note is to simplify the general resistive stability condition, obtained previously by the author, by restricting the space of test functions to a physically desirable space. Simplified versions of the stability function result, making its evaluation and minimisation more tractable. In the case of special force-free-fields the simplified function reduces to a good approximation of the exact stability function derived by other means. In this case the condition is sufficient for nonlinear stability.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/307 EN (1992) 5 pp.
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Record Number: 199211321 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
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