Weakly-Coupled Systems with Binary Collisions

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)


In a system which consists of many interacting particles, the weakcoupling assumption allows us to introduce a well controlled approximation to consider the chain of the equations for correlation functions. This leads to a very significant simplification of the original collisional integral to describe collisional relaxation and transport in astrophysical plasma but not in self-gravitating systems.


Pair Correlation Function Vlasov Equation Binary Collision Collisionless Plasma Coulomb Collision 
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