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Title: GENERAL THEORY OF PLASMA

Abstract

A discussion of the dynamics of ionized gases following the macroscopic method of the kinetic theory of gases is presented. Molecular chaos is assumed, and only binary encounters between the particles are considered. A method of successive approximation for the Boltzmann equation for the velocity distribution function was formulated for the case when a characteristic length L is large compared to the mean free path l. Equations for a plasma and for calculation of the collision terms are given. The existence of a time of relaxation is explained by the effects of collision between oppositely charged particles. Expressions are presented for the calculation of electrical neutrality, colision interval and mean free path, electric currents, eletrical and thermal conductivities at rest, and diffusion. Vonticity theorems are considered. Equations governing electrostatic, electromagnetic, and hydromagnetic waves in a plasma are presented. (C.J.G.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Queen Mary Coll., London
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4184950
NSA Number:
NSA-14-010127
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuovo Cimento (Italy) Divided into Nuovo Cimento A and Nuovo Cimento B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: (10) 13, Suppl. No. 1; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BOLTZMANN EQUATION; CHARGED PARTICLES; CURRENTS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; DIFFUSION; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; GASES; INTERACTIONS; IONIZATION; MEAN FREE PATH; MECHANICS; OSCILLATIONS; PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; RELAXATION; STATISTICS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THERMODYNAMICS; TURBULENCE; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Ferraro, V. GENERAL THEORY OF PLASMA. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02732621.
Ferraro, V. GENERAL THEORY OF PLASMA. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1007/BF02732621.
Ferraro, V. Thu . "GENERAL THEORY OF PLASMA". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1007/BF02732621.
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title = {GENERAL THEORY OF PLASMA},
author = {Ferraro, V},
abstractNote = {A discussion of the dynamics of ionized gases following the macroscopic method of the kinetic theory of gases is presented. Molecular chaos is assumed, and only binary encounters between the particles are considered. A method of successive approximation for the Boltzmann equation for the velocity distribution function was formulated for the case when a characteristic length L is large compared to the mean free path l. Equations for a plasma and for calculation of the collision terms are given. The existence of a time of relaxation is explained by the effects of collision between oppositely charged particles. Expressions are presented for the calculation of electrical neutrality, colision interval and mean free path, electric currents, eletrical and thermal conductivities at rest, and diffusion. Vonticity theorems are considered. Equations governing electrostatic, electromagnetic, and hydromagnetic waves in a plasma are presented. (C.J.G.)},
doi = {10.1007/BF02732621},
journal = {Nuovo Cimento (Italy) Divided into Nuovo Cimento A and Nuovo Cimento B},
number = ,
volume = Vol: (10) 13, Suppl. No. 1,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}