## Abstract

Multiple spatial scaling is incorporated in a modified form of the Bogoliubov plasma cluster expansion; then this proposed reformulation of the plasma weak-coupling approximation is used to derive, from the BBGKY Hierarchy, a decoupled set of equations for the one-and two-particle distribution functions in the limit as the plasma parameter goes to zero. Because the reformulated cluster expansion permits retention of essential two-particle collisional information in the limiting equations, while simultaneously retaining the well-established Debye-scale relative ordering of the correlation functions, decoupling of the Hierarchy is accomplished without introduction of the divergence problems encountered in the Bogoliubov theory, as is indicated by an exact solution of the limiting equations for the equilibrium case. To establish additional links with existing plasma equilibrium theories, the two-particle equilibrium correlation function is used to calculate the interaction energy and the equation of state. The limiting equation for the equilibrium three-particle correlation function is then developed, and a formal solution is obtained.

## Citation Formats

Kleinsmith, P E.
Multiple spatial scaling and the weak-coupling approximation. I. General formulation and equilibrium theory.
United Kingdom: N. p.,
1976.
Web.

Kleinsmith, P E.
Multiple spatial scaling and the weak-coupling approximation. I. General formulation and equilibrium theory.
United Kingdom.

Kleinsmith, P E.
1976.
"Multiple spatial scaling and the weak-coupling approximation. I. General formulation and equilibrium theory."
United Kingdom.

@misc{etde_7241518,

title = {Multiple spatial scaling and the weak-coupling approximation. I. General formulation and equilibrium theory}

author = {Kleinsmith, P E}

abstractNote = {Multiple spatial scaling is incorporated in a modified form of the Bogoliubov plasma cluster expansion; then this proposed reformulation of the plasma weak-coupling approximation is used to derive, from the BBGKY Hierarchy, a decoupled set of equations for the one-and two-particle distribution functions in the limit as the plasma parameter goes to zero. Because the reformulated cluster expansion permits retention of essential two-particle collisional information in the limiting equations, while simultaneously retaining the well-established Debye-scale relative ordering of the correlation functions, decoupling of the Hierarchy is accomplished without introduction of the divergence problems encountered in the Bogoliubov theory, as is indicated by an exact solution of the limiting equations for the equilibrium case. To establish additional links with existing plasma equilibrium theories, the two-particle equilibrium correlation function is used to calculate the interaction energy and the equation of state. The limiting equation for the equilibrium three-particle correlation function is then developed, and a formal solution is obtained.}

journal = {J. Plasma Phys.; (United Kingdom)}

volume = {15:pt.2}

journal type = {AC}

place = {United Kingdom}

year = {1976}

month = {Apr}

}

title = {Multiple spatial scaling and the weak-coupling approximation. I. General formulation and equilibrium theory}

author = {Kleinsmith, P E}

abstractNote = {Multiple spatial scaling is incorporated in a modified form of the Bogoliubov plasma cluster expansion; then this proposed reformulation of the plasma weak-coupling approximation is used to derive, from the BBGKY Hierarchy, a decoupled set of equations for the one-and two-particle distribution functions in the limit as the plasma parameter goes to zero. Because the reformulated cluster expansion permits retention of essential two-particle collisional information in the limiting equations, while simultaneously retaining the well-established Debye-scale relative ordering of the correlation functions, decoupling of the Hierarchy is accomplished without introduction of the divergence problems encountered in the Bogoliubov theory, as is indicated by an exact solution of the limiting equations for the equilibrium case. To establish additional links with existing plasma equilibrium theories, the two-particle equilibrium correlation function is used to calculate the interaction energy and the equation of state. The limiting equation for the equilibrium three-particle correlation function is then developed, and a formal solution is obtained.}

journal = {J. Plasma Phys.; (United Kingdom)}

volume = {15:pt.2}

journal type = {AC}

place = {United Kingdom}

year = {1976}

month = {Apr}

}