FLUID VERSUS SINGLE PARTICLE THEORY OF THE PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE IN A MAGNETIZED PLASMA - THE "OLD" PARADOXES REVISITED
The ponderomotive forces in a magnetized plasma calculated from single particle and fluid theory are fundamentally different. We show that this apparent paradox, which has an analogue in classical plasma theory, can be resolved by appropriate ensemble averaging of the single particle equations.
Bibliographic Reference: COMMENTS PLASMA PHYS. CONTROLLED FUSION, VOL. 10 (1986), NO. 1, PP. 19-24
Record Number: 1989124138700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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