Multi-Index Permittivity Tensors of a Homogeneous Isotropic Plasma

  • D. V. Skobel’tsyn
Part of the The Lebedev Physics Institute Series book series (LPIS, volume 61)


In the present chapter we use Vlasov’s self-consistent system of equations to obtain explicit expressions for the multi-index permittivity tensors of an isotropic plasma, i.e., a plasma without external fields; these form the basis of the nonlinear theory. We study in detail the first two nonlinear tensors, Sijs and Viajb, in the generalized kinetic equation (3.22) and the nonlinear dispersion equation (4.12), which we have derived in Chapter I.


Phase Velocity Spectral Function Transverse Oscillation Elementary Tensor Permittivity Tensor 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Skobel’tsyn
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  1. 1.P. N. Lebedev Physics InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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