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.
|Title of host publication||Hamiltonian systems with three or more degrees of freedom|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||Hamiltonian Systems with three or more degrees of freedom - Barcelona|
Duration: 1 Jan 1995 → …
|Conference||Hamiltonian Systems with three or more degrees of freedom|
|Period||01/01/1995 → …|