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By John Earman

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30) for a single ¯uid plasma model with the speci®cation of the physical meaning of each term: ¶ 3 ‰ nTŠ ‡ r Á ‰32 nTuŠ ˆ ÿnTr Á u ÿ r Á Q ‡ ZJ 2 ‡ Paux ¶t 2 …Pconvection Pcompress Pconduction POhm Paux † ˆ Te ÿ Ti ˆ Te ÿ Tn ÿ ÿ teqYi teqYn …Pexch e±i Pexch e±n † ˆ ˆ 3 ÿ wi ne niÿ1 hsviI ÿ 2 Tne ni hsviR …Pioniz † ÿ P…T†rad X Copyright © 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd …Precomb † 24 Description of Continuous Media To establish the energy loss per second of con®ned plasma, it is convenient to introduce the times of energy con®nement and recycling tE ˆ ‚ E Y ‡ QŠ dS tErecycle ˆ ‚ 3 S ‰ 2 nTv ‰ZJ 2 E ‡ Paux Š dV …2X35† with the de®nitions of total thermal energy  Eˆ v 3 2 nT dV …2X36† and bolometric power  Pbolo ˆ v ‰Prad ‡ Pion ‡ Pe±i ‡ Pcompr Š dVX …2X37† One obtains the global power balance & ' 1 dE 1 1 Pbolo ˆ ÿ ‡ X E dt tErecycle tE E …2X38† What is wanted is the con®nement time and what is measurable is the recycling time tErecycle % h32 nTiV X Vloop I ‡ hPaux Vi …2X39† Just in steady state, one has 1 1 Pbolo X ˆ ÿ tE tErecycle E …2X40† The search of empirical scaling laws of this tE may make sense.

1) is transformed into ! 1) and matching powers of …t0 ÿ t† m ˆ ÿ1a…1 ÿ p†Y n ˆ 12…1 ‡ md† …3X3X5† and the following non-linear ODE is obtained for f…x† ! g. (a) p ˆ 2, d ˆ 1 or (b) p ˆ 3Y d ˆ 2. s. 6) vanishes and x ˆ x. In case (a), the equation is ! ¶ ¶f f …3X3X7† ˆ f ÿ f2 ¶x ¶x and in case (b), ! 8) can be integrated by multiplying both sides by f …¶fa¶x† and f2 …¶fa¶x†Y respectively. 7) is expressed implicitly as: x ÿ x0 ˆ Æ p  f 6 f df q 2 f0 f3 ÿ f3 ÿ 3…f4 ÿ f4 † c 4 …3X3X9† c where fc is a constant of integration.

A) p ˆ 2, d ˆ 1 or (b) p ˆ 3Y d ˆ 2. s. 6) vanishes and x ˆ x. In case (a), the equation is ! ¶ ¶f f …3X3X7† ˆ f ÿ f2 ¶x ¶x and in case (b), ! 8) can be integrated by multiplying both sides by f …¶fa¶x† and f2 …¶fa¶x†Y respectively. 7) is expressed implicitly as: x ÿ x0 ˆ Æ p  f 6 f df q 2 f0 f3 ÿ f3 ÿ 3…f4 ÿ f4 † c 4 …3X3X9† c where fc is a constant of integration. Choosing fc ˆ 0 or fc ˆ 4a3Y the result is identical. 1) n…xY t† ˆ Copyright © 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd  r!

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