Accession Number:

AD0434633

Title:

KINETIC THEORY OF PLASMA AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

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

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE