Accession Number:

ADA023003

Title:

A Kinetic Equation for High Density, High Temperature Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

A new analytical procedure to describe plasma kinetic theory is developed. The analysis is based on the Wigner phase space formulation of quantum statistical mechanics and its associated Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon BBGKY hierarchy of equations for q-body q1, 2, ... correlation clusters. Extensive use is made of diagrammatic perturbation analysis, operator-state space methods, and the convenient bra-ket notation. Parameters that are physically descriptive of interaction strength, many-body nature, and quantum statistical effects are introduced for ordering analysis of relevant kinetic contributions.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE