Drift equations of motion are derived for a charged particle in the case of a strong electric field with allowance for relativistic effects of order v2/c2. The role of these effects is discussed along with the effects of a high-frequency field. The cases of weak and strong electric fields are distinguished [2] in the drift theory of the motion of charged particles in weakly inhomogeneous magnetic and electric fields. In the case of a weak electric field, the electric-drift velocity is vE ≪ v, where v is the characteristic velocity of the particle. For a strong electric field, vE∼v. The drift theory has now been reasonably well developed for the case of weak electric fields in the classical and relativistic cases, for the absence of high-frequency fields and for the presence of these [1-3], Extension of the theory to strong electric fields involves considerable mathematical difficulties, and this has been done only in the classical approximation with and without hf fields [2-4], Here we consider the drift theory of charged-particle motion for the case of a strong electric field in the weakly relativistic approximation, incorporating terms of order v2/c2, where c is the velocity of light. Also hf fields may be present. © 1982 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers

Number of issue

9

Language

English

Pages

783-786

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Volume

24

Year

1981

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^{1}Patrice Lumumba Friendship of the Peoples University, Russia

Keywords

ELECTRODYNAMICS

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19.10.2018

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10.03.2021

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