Accession Number:

AD0637421

Title:

MANY-PARTICLE ASPECTS OF THE THEORY OF TURBULENT PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1966-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The survey is devoted to an investigation of the weakly turbulent state of a rarefied plasma, when one can assume a weakly interacting gas of collective oscillations, quasi-particles, on a background of the average distribution of plasma particles. By describing the behavior of a rarefied plasma with the aid of the kinetic Boltzmann equations for the particle distribution functions and the Maxwellian equations for the self-consistant electrical and magnetic fields and by using the perturbation theory for a small ratio of the energy of interaction of collective oscillations among themselves and the background to their full energy, in this case kinetic equations for the number of quasi-particles are obtained. Representing the collective oscillations in the form of separate quanta permits the expression of a number of properties of their nonlinear interaction in the simplest form. The quasi-linear theory is used to describe the interaction of oscillations with the background. The application of the obtained equations is then illustrated on a series of specific examples. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE