ON THE A-PRIORI STRUCTURE OF THE VISCOUS TENSOR IN A MAGNETOPLASMA
The general structure of the viscous tensor mu-ikrs in an anisotropic continuum whose anisotropy is merely related to the existence of a locally prescribed, privileged (oriented) direction is inferred on the basis of pure covariance - symmetry arguments. This means that, leaving out of consideration whatever microscopic model, the 36 components of mu-ikrs are a priori constructed in terms of a much smaller number p (p + z < 9 at most) of independent state functions. One gets p + z < 5 for a magnetoplasma, of course in agreement with the current transport theories.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO ENEA - CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI, SERVIZIO STUDI E DOCUMENTAZIONE, C.P. 65, 00044 FRASCATI, ROMA (ITALY), MENTIONING REPORT 84.11/P, 1984
Record Number: 1989123048800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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