Accession Number:

AD0763438

Title:

On the Theory of Plasma Turbulence.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV BRONX DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The nonlinear stochastic equations descriptive of a turbulent field belong to a class of perturbation problems that can be solved via the formal theory of scattering. With a proper choice of unperturbed operators, formally exact operator solutions can be derived and expanded into explicit, rapidly convergent, nonsecular representations of the fields and their transport properties. These results may be obtained via operator algebra or diagram methods, the former being preferred. The theory is illustrated for the case of a simple electron plasma wherein kinetic equations for particles and for waves are derived. The derivation appears to be analytically more transparent than that of Duprees and has the virtue of exhibiting explicitly higher order terms, some of which are novel. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE