UNIFIED DYNAMICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF A THERMAL PLASMA.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A. Schluter and others have proposed a theory of plasma dynamics based on hydrodynamic principles in which the thermodynamics of the plasma are not considered. Therefore, this unified theory for the dynamics and thermodynamics of the plasma is presented using the principles of irreversible thermodynamics. Essentially, three flow equations result. The current and ambi-polar flow equations agree with Schluters equations except for the additional thermal forces. The third is the general energy flow equation which refers the energy flow to the center-of-mass flow, the current and ambi-polar flow and finally to thermal conduction without flow. Author