The Landau Equation in a Periodic Box
Abstract
The Landau equation, which was proposed by Landau in 1936, is a fundamental equation to describe collisions among charged particles interacting with their Coulombic force. In this article, global in time classical solutions near Maxwellians are constructed for the Landau equation in a periodic box. Our result also covers a class of generalized Landau equations, which describes grazing collisions in a dilute gas.
 Publication:

Communications in Mathematical Physics
 Pub Date:
 2002
 DOI:
 10.1007/s0022000207299
 Bibcode:
 2002CMaPh.231..391G