Accession Number : ADA190495

Title :   Final Report on New York University Contract N00014-84-K-0079,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV NY COURANT INST OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kramer, Deborah

PDF Url : ADA190495

Report Date : 01 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The broad area of study under this grant has been the examination of fluid models of relativistic plasmas and a comparison with the kinetic relativistic Vlasov equation model. Such research is aimed at exploring the role and the limitations of relativistic fluid models in describing a relativistic, essentially collisionless, plasma. Although fluid models have the great advantages of analytic and computational simplicity compared with kinetic models, they have been used relatively sparingly in present day research. It is hoped that after careful comparison of kinetic and fluid treatments that other researchers will be encouraged to enlarge their use of fluid models in the appropriate circumstances.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), EQUATIONS, KINETICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RELATIVITY THEORY, EQUATIONS OF STATE, SYMMETRY

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE