# Computer simulation of AlfvÃ©n wave heating

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The spatial structure and growth rate of hydromagnetic waves with frequencies [Figure not available: see fulltext.] are considered in a one-dimensional model. It is shown that the wave under consideration is an AlfvÃ©n mode modified by the inhomogeneity and anisotropy of the plasma and its...