a1 Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
a2 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545
a3 Department of Physics, College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
We discuss the possible magnetohydrodynamic configurations that can be realized as ‘most probable’ states compatible with the existence of certain constraints. These constraints can be either experimentally imposed constraints such as constant total electric current or magnetic flux, or constants of the motion, or both.
(Received April 07 1978)
p1 College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185.