Some Problems of Plasma Dynamics

  • Shih-I Pai


In chapters VI to XII, we considered the plasma as a single fluid of definite composition. Actually the composition, particularly the degree of ionization of the plasma, changes with temperature. If the temperature of the plasma varies through a large range in the flow field, the change of the composition of the plasma may be important. In this chapter we shall study some simple problems of plasma dynamics where the composition of the plasma may not be considered as unchanged.


Electrical Conductivity Shock Wave Sound Speed Neutral Atom Plasma Oscillation 
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  • Shih-I Pai
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  1. 1.Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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