Accession Number : AD0266087

Title :   KINETIC EQUATIONS FOR GASES IN EXTERNAL FIELDS

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES OF PRINCETON INC N J

Personal Author(s) : MCCUNE,JAMES E. ; SANDRI,GUIDO

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The kinetic equation valid for a gas with short range forces in an externally applied field is derived from the Liouville equation. The correction to the Boltzmann equation linear in eta T (the ratio of the time required for two particles to reach their asymptotic momentum inA TWO BODY COLLISION TO THE TIME REQUIRED FOR THE FIELD TO BRING A PARTICLE FROM REST TO THERMAL SPEED) is calculated. This correction is shown to vanish identically in the weak coupling limit. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GASES, *KINETIC THEORY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE