Volume 125, Number 4, February 2019
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||21 March 2019|
Smoothing of shocks in wave conversion of magnetosonic waves
Depto. Análisis Matemático, Universidad de Valladolid - 47011 Valladolid, Spain
Received: 16 January 2019
Accepted: 14 February 2019
It is shown that wave conversion between fast and slow magnetosonic waves in the zone where the sound and Alfvén velocities coincide has a smoothing effect; unless the coming fast wave transfers entirely to a slow one, or vice versa, any incoming shock will emerge as two continuous waves. This is due to averaging between the Fourier modes of the outgoing waves.
PACS: 47.35.Tv – Magnetohydrodynamic waves / 02.30.Mv – Approximations and expansions / 95.30.Qd – Magnetohydrodynamics and plasmas
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