A Many Particle Adiabatic Invariant

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    Abstract

    For a system of N charged particles moving in a homogeneous, sufficiently strong magnetic field, a many-particle adiabatic invariant constrains the collisional exchange of energy between the degrees of freedom perpendicular to and parallel to the magnetic field. A description of the phenomenon in terms of Hamiltonian dynamics is given. The relation to the Equipartition Theorem of statistical Mechanics is briefly discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHamiltonian systems with three or more degrees of freedom
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluver
    Publication date1999
    Pages408-412
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventHamiltonian Systems with three or more degrees of freedom - Barcelona
    Duration: 1 Jan 1995 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceHamiltonian Systems with three or more degrees of freedom
    CityBarcelona
    Period01/01/1995 → …

    Cite this

    Hjorth, P. G. (1999). A Many Particle Adiabatic Invariant. In Hamiltonian systems with three or more degrees of freedom (pp. 408-412). Kluver.