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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Pair correlation function for a system with velocity-dependent interactions

  • L. A. Turski
Articles

Abstract

The canonical statistical sum for the Breit-Darwin plasma is investigated by means of a generalized van Kampen cellular method. In particular, the pair correlation function is derived. This function agrees with that previously obtained by Trubnikov from the approximate closure of the BBGKY hierarchy. The method developed in this paper can be used for the description of other systems in which the velocity-dependent forces are pairwise.

Key words

Statistical sum pair correlation function velocity-dependent interactions Breit-Darwin plasma functional formulation of statistical mechanics 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Turski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCarnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburgh

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