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Abstract

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.

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Authors: SAWLEY M L, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);VACLAVIK J CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: COMMENTS PLASMA PHYS. CONTROLLED FUSION, VOL. 10 (1986), NO. 1, PP. 19-24
Record Number: 1989124138700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en