Fundamental Equations of Plasma Dynamics

  • Shih-I Pai


The plasma may be considered as a mixture of n species which consists of ions, electrons and neutral particles. From macroscopic point of view, we would like to know the following quantities for each species:
  • T s = (kinetic) temperature of sth species

  • p s = pressure of the sth species

  • ρ s = density of the sth species

  • u s i = ith component of the flow velocity of the sth species.


Radiation Pressure Electromagnetic Force Fundamental Equation Electric Current Density Plasma Dynamic 
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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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