Plasma kinetic theory

Chaudhary, Kashif and Imam, Auwal Mustapha and Haider Rizvi, Syed Zuhaib and Ali, Jalil (2020) Plasma kinetic theory. In: Kinetic Theory. IntechOpen, pp. 107-127. ISBN 978-953-51-3801-3

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The description of plasma using fluid model is mostly insufficient and requires the consideration of velocity distribution which leads to kinetic theory. Kinetic theory of plasma describes and predicts the condition of plasma from microscopic interactions and motions of its constituents. It provides an essential basis for an introductory course on plasma physics as well as for advanced kinetic theory. Plasma kinetics deals with the relationship between velocity and forces and the study of continua in velocity space. Plasma kinetics mathematical equations provide aid to the readers in understanding simple tools to determine the plasma dynamics and kinetics as described in this chapter. Kinetic theory provides the basics and essential introduction to plasma physics and subsequently advanced kinetic theory. Plasma waves, oscillations, frequencies, and applications are the subjects of kinetic theory. In this chapter, mathematical formulations essential for exploring plasma kinetics are compiled and described simplistically along with a precise discussion on basic plasma parameters in simple language with illustrations in some cases.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: plasma parameters; kinetic theory; particle distribution
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter. Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Physics and Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 03:20
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 03:20

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