Quantum Plasmadynamics is a synthesis of the kinetic theory of plasmas and quantum electrodynamics (QED). In this volume, the approach applied to unmagnetized plasmas in volume 1 is generalized to magnetized plasmas. First, a covariant version of nonquantum kinetic theory is formulated for single-particle (emission and scattering) processes and the collective-medium response. The relativistic quantum treatment is based on solutions of Dirac's equation for an electron in a magnetostatic field, and single-particle processes are treated using a magnetized version of QED. The response of an electron gas is derived by generalizing the derivation of the response of the magnetized vacuum.
Presents an authoritative and comprehensive formulation of plasma kinetic theory, including all relativistic and quantum effects, plus the response of the vacuumSuitable both as a graduate level text and a reference source for researchersFeatures the treatment of the collective response of an electron gas based on exact solutions of Dirac's equation in the presence of a magnetic field of arbitrary strengthFeatures the treatment of the collective response of an electron gas based on exact solutions of Dirac's equation in the presence of a magnetic field of arbitrary strength