Vlasov equation

Vlasov equation

[′vla·sȯf i‚kwā·zhən]
(plasma physics)
A modification of the Boltzmann transport equation for the study of a plasma, in which particles interact only through the mutually induced space-charge field, and collisions are assumed to be negligible. Also known as collisionless Boltzmann equation.
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Shoucri presents the application of the method of characteristics for the numerical solution of hyperbolic-type partial differential equations, with particular attention to the Vlasov equation and other equations pertinent to plasma physics.
Nov 26-28 First International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of the Vlasov Equation.
Vlasov equation was obtained in 1938 and serves as a basis of plasma physics and describes large-scale processes and galaxies in astronomy, star wind theory.