In the previous chapters we have introduced the fundamental elements of kinetic theory and the macroscopic transport equations necessary for the study of a variety of important phenomena in plasmas. Many plasma phenomena can be analyzed using the macroscopic transport equations, either by considering the plasma as a multiconstituent fluid or by treating the whole plasma as a single conducting fluid. In some cases, however, a satisfactory description can be obtained only through the use of kinetic theory.
KeywordsDiffusion Equation Applied Electric Field Langevin Equation Uniform Magnetic Field Ambipolar Diffusion
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