THE THERMODYNAMICS OF THE VLASOV EQUILIBRIA
A statistical procedure is applied for constructing an entropy functional associated with a collective Vlasov equilibrium described by a given course grained current and charge distribution. The functional enjoys the property not to be maximum if the magnetic or electrostatic equilibrium is not unique. This property connects the principle of maximum entropy with the bifurcation theory and the marginal stability analysis.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO ISTITUTO DI FISICA DEL PLASMA, VIA BASSANI, 15, 20133 MILANO (ITALY), MENTIONING REPORT FP 84/23, 1984
Record Number: 1989123050200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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