(Received 26 Nobember 1990; accepted 29 January 1991)

Ref: W. Shen and J. C. Sprott, Phys. Fluids
B
**3**, 1225-1231 (1991)

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Fig. 1. Contours of constant asymmetry factor in F-Theta space as predicted
by the modified polynomial function model.

Fig. 2. Magnetic field profiles measured in MST (crosses) compared with
the predictions of the modified polynomial function model (solid curves).

Fig. 3. The F-Theta plot for the modified polynomial function model
at various values of beta-theta compared with the Bessel function model
(BFM) and the polynomial function model (PFM).

Fig. 4. Normalized contours of magnetic energy in F-Theta space as predicted
by the modified polynomial function model.

Fig. 5. Normalized self-inductance of an RFP plasma with fixed I-theta
and Phi.

Fig. 6. Normalized mutual inductance of an RFP plasma with fixed I-theta
and Phi.

Fig. 7. Normalized coupling coefficient of an RFP plasma with fixed
I-theta and I-phi.

Fig. 8. Normalized resistance of an RFP plasma with a spatially independent
parallel resistivity.

Fig. 9. Numerical solutions of the time-dependent MPFM circuit equations
for a case resembling the MST experiment.