Burton, David A and Gratus, J. and Tucker, Robin W. (2007) *Multiple currents in charged continua.* Journal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General, 40 (4). pp. 811-829. ISSN 0305-4470

## Abstract

It is argued that continuum realizations of distributions of collisionless charged particles should accommodate a dynamically evolving number of electric currents even if the continuum is composed of only one species of particle, such as electrons. A model is proposed that self-consistently describes the interaction of such a continuum and its electromagnetic field. It is formulated using a Lagrangian approach and employs a 'folded' flow map to describe the bulk particle motion. An asymptotic perturbation scheme is developed to analyse ultra-relativistic multi-component current configurations. The model is fully relativistic and is formulated over Minkowski spacetime using intrinsic tensor field theory.

Item Type: | Article |
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Journal or Publication Title: | Journal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General |

Subjects: | Q Science > QC Physics |

Departments: | Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics |

ID Code: | 11229 |

Deposited By: | Prof Robin Tucker |

Deposited On: | 06 Aug 2008 17:52 |

Refereed?: | Yes |

Published?: | Published |

Last Modified: | 05 Feb 2016 01:34 |

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URI: | http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11229 |

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