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 Quote by mheslep Having a go. Looks like the key is rejection of Rider's particle energy distribution (equa. 3) which has the form: $$f(v)=nK$$ $$e^{[-(v-v0)^2/v_{ts}^2]}+e^{[-(v+v0)^2/v_{ts}^2]}$$ and asserts this other distribution instead... 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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