Plasma physics

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can any one explain me what is the meaning of self consistency of plasma ?
 

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what has this to do with nuclear and particle physics?
 
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can any one explain me what is the meaning of self consistency of plasma ?
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Introduction to plasma physics: with space and laboratory applications By Donald A. Gurnett, Amitava Bhattacharjee
A complete mathematical model of a plasma requires three basic elements: first, the motion of all particles must be determined for some assumed electric and magnetic field configuration; second, the current and charge densities must be computed from the particle trajectories;, and third, the electric and magnetic fields must be self-consistently determined from the current and charges, taking into account both internal and external sources. To be self-consistent, the electric and magnetic fields obtained from the last step must correspond to the fields used in the first step. It is this self-consistency requirement that makes the analysis of a plasma difficult.
 

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