distribution function f(x,v)


ECSS-E-ST-10-04C Rev.1


function describing the particle density of a plasma in 6-D space made up of the three spatial vectors and the three velocity vectors, with units s3 m-6


  • NOTE For distributions that are spatially uniform and isotropic, it is often quoted as f(v), a function of scalar velocity, with units s m-4, or f(E) a function of energy, with units J-1m-3. This can be converted to flux as follows: or where v is the scalar velocity E is the energy m is the particle mass.
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