
Accession Number : AD0264234
Title : GENERALIZATIONS OF THE SAHA EQUATION
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : DEWAN,E.M.
Report Date : MAY 1961
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : With steadystate equilibrium assumed, a general expression relating i n densities to the radiation and particle energy distributions is obtained. This equation reduces to Saha's equation in the limit of thermal equilibrium AND GIVES NUMERICAL RESULTS IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THOSE OBTAINED BY OTHERS WHOSE WORK IS BASED ON ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CONSIDERATIONS. We find that under certain conditions we can expect results that differ enormously from those predicted by the Saha equation. (Author)
Descriptors : *ASTRONOMY, *DISTRIBUTION THEORY, *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ALGEBRA, ELECTROMAGNETISM, ENERGY, EQUATIONS, GROUPS (MATHEMATICS), IONIZATION, PARTICLES, PROBABILITY, QUANTUM THEORY, TEMPERATURE, THERMODYNAMICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE