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A geometric theory of waves and its applications to plasma physics

@article{Ruiz2017AGT,
  title={A geometric theory of waves and its applications to plasma physics},
  author={D. E. Ruiz},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
  year={2017}
}
  • D. E. Ruiz
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Plasma Physics
Waves play an essential role in many aspects of plasma science, such as plasma manipulation and diagnostics. Due to the complexity of the governing equations, approximate models are often necessary to describe wave dynamics. In this dissertation, waves are treated as geometric objects of a variational theory rather than formal solutions of specific PDEs. This approach simplifies calculations, highlights the underlying wave symmetries, and leads to improved modeling of wave dynamics. This thesis… 
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