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 0305-4470Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Prof Robin Tucker|
|Deposited On:||06 Aug 2008 17:52|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2017 01:07|
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