Accession Number:

AD0603336

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE DYNAMICS OF IONIZED MEDIA (PLASMAS).

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PHYSICS ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY CORP BOULDER COLO

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

194.0

Abstract:

The statistical mechanics of the electromagnetic field is treated in a fundamental way. Probability densities for the fields E and B at given points are the basic entities entering the theory. These densities satisfy an infinite set of coupled equations hierarchy analogous to but quite different in structure from the usual BBKGY hierarchy for particles. When particles are included, the equations for joint fieldparticle probabilities are also given. Some examples of methods useful in treating equilibrium and transport phenomena in both classical and quantum plasmas are discussed. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE