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The initial value problem of the linearized equations of compressible magnetohydrodynamics in cylindrical screw-pinch geometry is treated. The initial value terms that arize in the Laplace-transformed equations are retained. The formation of continuous spectra is examined, including possible effects of the initial value terms. In accordance with earlier findings, the well-known shear Alfven and cusp continua are found. No evidence of continua tied to the fast and slow magnetossonic waves is found.

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Authors: TATARONIS J A, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik (DE);TORASSO R, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik (DE);SALAT A, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physics of Plasmas, 5 (1998) 10, 3789-3792
Record Number: 199910414 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en