Accession Number : AD0421498

Title :   THE PLASMA TEST PARTICLE PROBLEM,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COLL OF LITERATURE SCIENCE AND THE ARTS

Personal Author(s) : Hirt,C. W.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : A charges test particle passing thorugh an electron plasma is subject to a drag force. The caluclation of the drag, when the test particle's velocity is maintained at a constant value, is referred to as the plasma test particle problem. Several calculations of the drag have been given, but all treatments have resulted in a logarithmically diverging drag expression. The purpose of this dessertation is to give a convergent and consistent treatment of the plasma test particle problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRONS), (*DRAG, CHARGED PARTICLES), (*GAS IONIZATION, THEORY), DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONS, PARTICLE BEAMS, MOMENTUM, PARTICLE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION, OPERATORS (MATHEMATICS), GASES, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, DIELECTRICS, HYDRODYNAMICS, KINETIC THEORY, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE