Accession Number:

AD0655615

Title:

KINETIC EQUATIONS FOR PLASMAS

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN NY DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Because of the time scale assumption necessary for its derivation, the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon BBGKY hierarchy of equations is not applicable to systems consisting of charged particles, except for special subsystems. A new class of equations governing the evolutions of charged particles is derived from the Liouville equation and is coarsed-grained with respect to time and similar particles. In the zeroth approximation, there are two basic types of inter-particle interactions One is of the Vlasov type and the other of the Boltzmann type characterizing interactions among nearest neighboring particles. In higher order approximations, mutual perturbations among those basic interactions result in secondary effects for example, two nearest-neighboring particles exert a force of microscopic order to another particle. Depending on the ratio between the number of electrons and the number of ions in a real system, the simulating model varies. The main purpose of the paper is to present schemes of rational treatment, rather than to provide numerical results in detail for a particular system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE