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Case when surface tension and
difference of density are absent

In this case,where ,
there is continuity of pressure by crossing the interface:
With Bernoulli equation, we can write for each fluid:
With these two equations, we obtain for terms of first order:
We look for solutions with the following form:
with
which is the rate of development of perturbation and k the wave length.
By injecting these solutions in last equations we obtain a linear homogeneous
system with the unknown variables A,
and .
The condition of compatibility is obtain by saying the determinant of the
matrix of the system equal to zero so :

which is the relation of dispersion for wave. Like
can be positive,we can say that there's always an instable state for this
king of flow, and amplification of perturbation is more important when
wave lengths are little.

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*Stephanie Terrade*

*Julien Delbove*

*2000-11-06*