Miscellaneous Plasma Parameters (plasmapy.formulary.misc)

Functions for miscellaneous plasma parameter calculations.

Functions

Bohm_diffusion(T_e, B)

Return the Bohm diffusion coefficient.

magnetic_energy_density(B)

Calculate the magnetic energy density.

magnetic_pressure(B)

Calculate the magnetic pressure.

mass_density(density, particle[, z_ratio])

Calculate the mass density from a number density.

thermal_pressure(T, n)

Return the thermal pressure for a Maxwellian distribution.

Aliases

PlasmaPy provides short-named (alias) versions of the most common plasma functionality. These aliases are only given to functionality where there is a common lexicon in the community, for example plasma_frequency has the alias wp_. All aliases in PlasmaPy are denoted with a trailing underscore _.

DB_(T_e, B)

Alias to Bohm_diffusion.

pmag_(B)

Alias to magnetic_pressure.

pth_(T, n)

Alias to thermal_pressure.

rho_(density, particle[, z_ratio])

Alias to mass_density.

ub_(B)

Alias to magnetic_energy_density.