Formulation of Plasma Theory
In this chapter, we begin the exposition of the theory of plasmas. We shall restrict ourselves primarily to plasmas consisting of charged particles which can be represented by point charge and point mass. Each particle is assumed to obey the classical nonrelativistic equations of motion and the plasma has no net charge, namely, there are equal number of negative charges (electrons) and positive charges (ions).
KeywordsVlasov Equation Pressure Tensor Electron Fluid Vlasov System Collisionless Boltzmann Equation
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