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Abstract

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.

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Authors: TASSO H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/307 EN (1992) 5 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199211321 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en