Distribution functions (plasmapy.physics.distribution)

Common distribution functions for plasmas, such as the Maxwelian or Kappa distributions. Functionality is intended to include generation, fitting and calculation.

Functions

Maxwellian_1D(v, T[, particle, v_drift, …])

Probability distribution function of velocity for a Maxwellian distribution in 1D.

Maxwellian_velocity_2D(vx, vy, T[, …])

Probability distribution function of velocity for a Maxwellian distribution in 2D.

Maxwellian_velocity_3D(vx, vy, vz, T[, …])

Probability distribution function of velocity for a Maxwellian distribution in 3D.

Maxwellian_speed_1D(v, T[, particle, …])

Probability distribution function of speed for a Maxwellian distribution in 1D.

Maxwellian_speed_2D(v, T[, particle, …])

Probability distribution function of speed for a Maxwellian distribution in 2D.

Maxwellian_speed_3D(v, T[, particle, …])

Probability distribution function of speed for a Maxwellian distribution in 3D.

kappa_velocity_1D(v, T, kappa[, particle, …])

Return the probability density at the velocity v in m/s to find a particle particle in a plasma of temperature T following the Kappa distribution function in 1D.

kappa_velocity_3D(vx, vy, vz, T, kappa[, …])

Return the probability density function for finding a particle with velocity components v_x, v_y, and v_z`in m/s in a suprathermal plasma of temperature `T and parameter ‘kappa’ which follows the 3D Kappa distribution function.