Accession Number : AD0434633


Title :   KINETIC THEORY OF PLASMA AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS


Personal Author(s) : Dupree,Thomas H.


Report Date : 16 MAY 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : An exact kinetic equation for plasma and the electromagnetic field is derived. This equation describes the fluctuations of the fields and particle distributions. The solution is obtained by expanding in a parameter which characterizes the amplitude of these fluctuations. A systematic procedure is given for generating the solution to arbitary order in the expansion. Some typical applications of the theory are presented. These include calculations of a collision integral, incoherent scattering, and bremsstrahlung emission and absorption. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, EQUATIONS), KINETIC THEORY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), FIELD THEORY, INTEGRALS, PARTICLES, DISTRIBUTION, SCATTERING, BREMSSTRAHLUNG, ABSORPTION, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, TIME, PROPAGATION, PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRON DENSITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE