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Jun26-07, 12:29 PM
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Quote Quote by mheslep View Post
Having a go. Looks like the key is rejection of Rider's particle energy distribution (equa. 3) which has the form:
[tex]f(v)=nK[/tex]
[tex]e^{[-(v-v0)^2/v_{ts}^2]}+e^{[-(v+v0)^2/v_{ts}^2]}[/tex]

and asserts this other distribution instead...

<rostoker distro here soon...>

which the time derivative goes to zero for 'like particles'
Yep, and Rostoker dedicates a few harsh words to Ridder for apparently using that distribution only for the sake of finding a easy analytical solution, but I didn't see the reason Rostoker gives for using the other distribution.

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May it be that Ridder used that distribution because "everybody knows" that all plasmas tend to adopt a Maxwell distribution, omitting the devices used to prevent that trend?

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