Accession Number : AD0263406

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MACROSCOPIC EQUATIONS FOR A PLASMA

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : LI,H. ; MATHIEU,R.D.

Report Date : MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The macroscopic equations for the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy, which are deduced from the particle viewpoint by using the classical Boltzman equation, are investigated for both a non-reacting plasma and a reacting plasma. The most general form of these equations is presented for variable material constants (dielectric constant and magnetic permeability). The resulting equations are compared with equations which were obtained from the continuum viewpoint of a control volume and a control surface for the plasma.

Descriptors :   *DIFFUSION, *ELECTRONS, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS, KINETIC THEORY, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MOTION, PARTICLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE