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For the remainder of this paper, the explicit dependence of A and N on time t is usually not written.

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Equation (6.3) is valid only over the range r_{i} <<r_{0}, where r_{i}≲3cm is called the inner scale of the turbulence and r_{0}≲ 10^{3}cm is called the outer scale of the turbulence. For the purposes of this paper this restriction is ignored, since it often has a negligible effect on the final result. A future paper is planned which will treat this matter more exactly.^{41}

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