ON THE A-PRIORI STRUCTURE OF THE VISCOUS TENSOR IN A MAGNETOPLASMA
The general structure of the viscous tensor mu-ixrs 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 considerations whatever microscopic model, the 36 components of mu-ixrs are a priori constructed in terms of a much smaller number p (p = 9 at most) of independent state functions. One gets p = 5 for a magnetoplasma, of course in agreement with the current transport theories.
Bibliographic Reference: LETTERE AL NUOVO CIMENTO, VOL. 40 (1984), NO. 16, PP. 493-496
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