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Abstract

Littlejohn's guiding center mechanics, with the polarization drift included, is rederived from a Lagrangian. The respective collisionless kinetic guiding center theory is then established. While single guiding center energy is exactly conserved here in time- independent fields, the self-consistent kinetic guiding center theory presented here conserves the total energy of the guiding center plasma and its self-consistent electromagnetic fields only to leading order in epsilon=r-g/L. The present formalism seems to be relevant to the theory of drift waves and anomalous transport.

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Authors: WIMMEL H K MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: PHYSICA SCRIPTA, VOL. 29 (1984), PP. 141-145
Record Number: 1989122074500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en