Accession Number:

AD0713124

Title:

PARTICLE FLUX ASSOCIATED WITH STOCHASTIC PROCESSES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Report Date:

1970-09-17

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Lagrange expansion, which may be used to derive the Fokker-Planck equation, is here to derive the corresponding expression for the flux of particles subject to a stochastic scattering process. The coefficients which occur in this expression are, in general, not the same as the coefficients which occur in the Fokker-Planck equation itself. In the special case that the particle distribution involves only one independent variable, the particle flux is determined by the familiar Fokker-Planck coefficients. Evaluation of particle flux is of special interest in the study of stochastic acceleration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE