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Derivation of the Quantum Vlasov Equation and Dispersion Relation of a Relativistic Electron Gas

D. BlSkamp

The selfconsistent field equation (VLASOV equation) is derived for the one-particle WIGNER function of a relativistic electron-positron gas. From the linearized form we obtain the dispersion relation for any quasi-equilibrium state, which for the special case of thermal equilibrium has already been derived by TSYTOVICH 1.

Received: 1967-2-25
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1967-6-1

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