Accession Number:

AD0613442

Title:

THE RELATION BETWEEN THE TRANSPORT AND THE ORBIT MODELS FOR A PLASMA.,

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MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

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Report Date:

1961-10-05

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Starting with the Boltzmann equation and the dynamic equation of a charged particle, a transport particle model for the plasma is developed, as well as an orbit guiding-center model which is valid for arbitrarily large orbits. The development facilitates the interpretation of the difference between the two models, and sets the stage for the derivation of the conditions under which the two become interchangeable. These conditions include restrictions on the particle distribution and on the field gradients. The role of each model in the formulation of the self-consistent-field problem in the plasma is discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE