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120) 4π c Let us derive now the heat transfer equation from Eqs. 73). 121) where is the speciﬁc (per the mass unit) internal energy and w is the speciﬁc enthalpy (the heat function). In the one-ﬂuid model of fully ionized plasma considered here, we use the approximations |u(i) − u(e) | u, (me /mi )1/2 1, τei |∂uα /∂xβ | (me /mi )1/2 . 122) is the condition of the one-ﬂuid description. 90). The third inequality allows simplifying Eq. 73) compared with rhs of Eq. 71). The relaxation time τei is estimated in Sect.
From Eqs. 44) we ﬁnd the adiabatic invariant in the guiding center system: I = 3e 2 3ep⊥2 rg⊥ B = . 45) The observer system S moves along the ﬁeld B with velocity v (recall that in this calculation the ﬁeld is constant so no drift is present), and we have B = B , p⊥ = p⊥ . Thus, we ﬁnd the adiabatic invariant in the observer system: I= p2⊥ = inv. 3 Kinetic Theory and MHD Approximation 17 It is possible to ﬁnd more particle adiabatic invariants in electromagnetic ﬁeld; see problems to this chapter.
Particle trajectory is deﬁned from the equation dr/dτ = p/m and has the form r(τ ) = p 0 p ×e p⊥0 τ + r0. 11) it follows that the vector of particle momentum rotates around the direction of the magnetic ﬁeld, remaining 10 1 General Information and Approaches constant in absolute value. 12) if the laboratory time is used. 13) which is called Larmor radius or gyroradius. Motion in Uniform Electric Field We consider now motion of a charged particle with an initial momentum p0 belonging the xy-plane in an electric ﬁeld E (or, more generally, in the presence of a force F = eE) directed along y-axes, while no magnetic ﬁeld is present.