Accession Number:

AD0658460

Title:

THE KINETIC THEORY OF A PLASMA IN THE PRESENCE OF STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS. I: GENERAL THEORY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES OF PRINCETON INC N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

We obtain, from the BBGKY hierarchy of equations, the kinetic equation for the single-particle electron distribution function for a plasma in a strong magnetic field. The derivation is carried out by means of the method of extension developed previously. It is applicable to magnetic flux densities of strength up to 0.003the square root of ncc gauss where n is the electron number density, a situation often occurring in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. The kinetic equation describes weakly inhomogeneous and nongyrotrophic plasmas in the Landau small momentum transfer approximation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE