Introduction to the PEST codes

PEST is a variational ideal MHD stability code which determines the linear stabililty of an equilibrium to infinitesimal perturbations. The perturbations are represented by a finite subset of a complete set of functions. The variational problem can then be reduced to the determination of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the generalized matrix eigenvalue problem. We find it convenient to use a mixed finite-element and fourier harmonics representation.

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J. Manickam
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton NJ

Fri Nov. 18, 1994
Fri Sep 2 13:00:45 EDT 1994