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14) since [ ci × B × B] × B = −B 2 ci × B. 14) and gives rise to viscomagnetic eﬀects will be ignored in the subsequent discussion. This tantamounts to taking a shear free mixture for which gradu = 0. 15b) for i = a, b. The quantities AI , DI , · · · etc. are functions of all the scalars that can be formed with these vectors namely ci = |ci |, B = |B|, T (ri , t), · · · etc. so from here on we shall omit writing their arguments. Even in this simpliﬁed case, what follows is much more cumbersome to deal with than in the B = 0 case.
20a) (3) where Ra = Aa + B 2 Aa . But this equation is identical to that obtained for an ordinary mixture so that the form the function Ri (i = a, b) is already known. We need not worry any more about its solution. On the other hand if we multiply Eq. 19b) by iB and add the result to Eq. 20b) where (1) (2) Ai = Ai + iBAi (1) (2) G = GB + iBGB 3 B 2 = iB(−iB). 21) 3 Solution of the Boltzmann Equation 33 Eq. 20b) has a completely diﬀerent structure as that of standard linear integral equations encountered in kinetic theory due to the appearance of the iB terms in the right hand side.
And ∞ (p) (q) e−x Sm (x)Sm (x)xm dx = 0 Γ(m + p + 1) δpq p! 26) are a few properties of these polynomials. 27) Aj = i = 1, 2, 3 2 m=0 (i) (aj )(m) where the coeﬃcients are functions of the scalars B 2 , n, T , etc. A (i) similar expression holds also for Dj which we shall not write down. 36 3 Solution of the Boltzmann Equation In the case of the functions Ai and Di introduced in Eqs. 28) 2 m=0 with (m) αj (1) (2) = (aj )(m) + iB(aj )(m) (m) and similar equations for Di and dj respectively. Eqs.