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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 159-169

Lie transforms and motion of a charged particle in a periodic magnetic field

Electronics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta 700035, India

Received 3 November 1981; Revised 20 June 1982

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We use the Lie series averaging method to obtain a complete second order solution for motion of a charged particle in a spatially periodic magnetic field. A comparison is made with the first order solution obtained previously by Coffey.