Calculation of fields on plasma ions by collective coordinates.

by A. A. Broyles

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Computations, with the aid of collective coordinates, on the probability of finding a given electric field on an ion in a plasma. All the ions are assumed to have the same charge, and the free electrons are replaced by a rigid negative smear. The Jacobian of the transformation to collective coordinates is expanded in a series of Hermite polynomials, and one of the higher terms is computed as an estimate of the error.

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