INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRST-ORDER CORRECTION TO THE MAGNETIC MOMENT INVARIANT,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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In the study of the permanence and stability of the Van Allen radiation belts and in studies of mirror machines, it is of particular importance to understand the nature and behavior of the adiabatic invariants of the particle motion. It is shown that the first-order correction to the magnetic moment M or first adiabatic invariant has a simple physical interpretation, and two simple expressions are shown for it.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics