Accession Number : AD0715997

Title :   Investigation of the Dynamics of Ionized Media (Plasmas).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : P E C RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC LOUISVILLE COLO

Personal Author(s) : Brittin,W. ; Chappell,W. ; Wyss,W.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : Functional methods are applied to the statistical mechanics of radiation interacting with charged particles. An extensive treatment of quantum mechanical representations in phase space has been carried out. The concept of coherent states applied to many-body problems appears to be new and offers interesting possibilities for the description of macroscopic systems governed by quantum mechanical laws. One also presents work on kinetic equations involving particles, atoms, and radiation. In particular one has treated such problems as line-broadening and correlations in a plasma. From a more mathematical point of view one has investigated the algebraic structure of phase space and present some preliminary results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, KINETIC THEORY), (*ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, THEORY), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, INTERACTIONS, HAMILTONIAN, PROBABILITY, QUANTUM THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE