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Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Francis F. Chen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1475704593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book grew out of lecture notes for an undergraduate course in plasma physics that has been offered for a number of years at UCLA. With the current increase in interest in controlled fusion and the wide spread use of plasma physics in space research and relativistic as trophysics, it makes sense for the study of plasmas to become a part of an undergraduate student's basic experience, along with subjects like thermodynamics or quantum mechanics. Although the primary purpose of this book was to fulfill a need for a text that seniors or juniors can really understand, I hope it can also serve as a painless way for scientists in other fields-solid state or laser physics, for instance to become acquainted with plasmas. Two guiding principles were followed: Do not leave algebraic steps as an exercise for the reader, and do not let the algebra obscure the physics. The extent to which these opposing aims could be met is largely due to the treatment of a plasma as two interpenetrating fluids. The two-fluid picture is both easier to understand and more accurate than the single-fluid approach, at least for low-density plasma phe nomena.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : R. J. Goldston,Paul Harding Rutherford
Publisher : Inst of Physics Pub Incorporated
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed as a textbook for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students, Introduction to Plasma Physics is organized into six Units which lead the reader comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Units on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for the understanding of the subject. The text then moves on to apply this understanding to waves and instabilities in a fluid plasma, and finally introduces the kinetic theory of plasmas and re-examines waves and instabilities from the kinetic viewpoint. Many problems of varying levels of difficulty complement the book. In addition, two computer programs (included in both Macintosh and IBM formats) allow the student to examine and experiment with theoretical models of complex plasma phenomena -- making this an invaluable modern teaching resource. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has long been home to some of the most exciting and important developments inplasma physics and, through its association with Princeton University, sponsors a highly regarded undergraduate and graduate educational program

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Book
Author : Francis Chen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-12-17
ISBN : 3319223097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research. In a wholly lucid manner the work covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear problems. For students, this outstanding text offers a painless introduction to this important field; for teachers, a large collection of problems; and for researchers, a concise review of the fundamentals as well as original treatments of a number of topics never before explained so clearly. This revised edition contains new material on kinetic effects, including Bernstein waves and the plasma dispersion function, and on nonlinear wave equations and solitons. For the third edition, updates was made throughout each existing chapter, and two new chapters were added; Ch 9 on “Special Plasmas” and Ch 10 on Plasma Applications (including Atmospheric Plasmas).

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Book
Author : Francis F. Chen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 1475755953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TO THE SECOND EDITION In the nine years since this book was first written, rapid progress has been made scientifically in nuclear fusion, space physics, and nonlinear plasma theory. At the same time, the energy shortage on the one hand and the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn on the other have increased the national awareness of the important applications of plasma physics to energy production and to the understanding of our space environment. In magnetic confinement fusion, this period has seen the attainment 13 of a Lawson number nTE of 2 x 10 cm -3 sec in the Alcator tokamaks at MIT; neutral-beam heating of the PL T tokamak at Princeton to KTi = 6. 5 keV; increase of average ß to 3%-5% in tokamaks at Oak Ridge and General Atomic; and the stabilization of mirror-confined plasmas at Livermore, together with injection of ion current to near field-reversal conditions in the 2XIIß device. Invention of the tandem mirror has given magnetic confinement a new and exciting dimension. New ideas have emerged, such as the compact torus, surface-field devices, and the EßT mirror-torus hybrid, and some old ideas, such as the stellarator and the reversed-field pinch, have been revived. Radiofrequency heat ing has become a new star with its promise of dc current drive. Perhaps most importantly, great progress has been made in the understanding of the MHD behavior of toroidal plasmas: tearing modes, magnetic Vll Vlll islands, and disruptions.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : D. A. Gurnett,A. Bhattacharjee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-01-06
ISBN : 9780521364836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate text on space and laboratory plasma physics.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : R.J Goldston
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 9781439822074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Plasma Physics is the standard text for an introductory lecture course on plasma physics. The text’s six sections lead readers systematically and comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Sections on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids, and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the subject. The authors take care to place the material in its historical context for a rich understanding of the ideas presented. They also emphasize the importance of medical imaging in radiotherapy, providing a logical link to more advanced works in the area. The text includes problems, tables, and illustrations as well as a thorough index and a complete list of references.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Donald A. Gurnett,Amitava Bhattacharjee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-02-20
ISBN : 1107027373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introducing the principles and applications of plasma physics, this new edition is ideal as an advanced undergraduate or graduate-level text.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Richard Fitzpatrick
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 1466594268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encompasses the Lectured Works of a Renowned Expert in the Field Plasma Physics: An Introduction is based on a series of university course lectures by a leading name in the field, and thoroughly covers the physics of the fourth state of matter. This book looks at non-relativistic, fully ionized, nondegenerate, quasi-neutral, and weakly coupled plasma. Intended for the student market, the text provides a concise and cohesive introduction to plasma physics theory, and offers a solid foundation for students wishing to take higher level courses in plasma physics. Mathematically Rigorous, but Driven by Physics This work contains over 80 exercises—carefully selected for their pedagogical value—with fully worked out solutions available in a separate solutions manual for professors. The author provides an in-depth discussion of the various fluid theories typically used in plasma physics. The material presents a number of applications, and works through specific topics including basic plasma parameters, the theory of charged particle motion in inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields, plasma fluid theory, electromagnetic waves in cold plasmas, electromagnetic wave propagation through inhomogeneous plasmas, magnetohydrodynamical fluid theory, and kinetic theory. Discusses fluid theory illustrated by the investigation of Langmuir sheaths Explores charged particle motion illustrated by the investigation of charged particle trapping in the earth’s magnetosphere Examines the WKB theory illustrated by the investigation of radio wave propagation in the earth’s ionosphere Studies the MHD theory illustrated by the investigation of solar wind, dynamo theory, magnetic reconnection, and MHD shocks Plasma Physics: An Introduction addresses applied areas and advanced topics in the study of plasma physics, and specifically demonstrates the behavior of ionized gas.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Alexander Piel
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-11-14
ISBN : 9783642436314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an outgrowth of courses in plasma physics which I have taught at Kiel University for many years. During this time I have tried to convince my students that plasmas as different as gas dicharges, fusion plasmas and space plasmas can be described in a uni ed way by simple models. The challenge in teaching plasma physics is its apparent complexity. The wealth of plasma phenomena found in so diverse elds makes it quite different from atomic physics, where atomic structure, spectral lines and chemical binding can all be derived from a single equation—the Schrödinger equation. I positively accept the variety of plasmas and refrain from subdividing plasma physics into the traditional, but arti cially separated elds, of hot, cold and space plasmas. This is why I like to confront my students, and the readers of this book, with examples from so many elds. By this approach, I believe, they will be able to become discoverers who can see the commonality between a falling apple and planetary motion. As an experimentalist, I am convinced that plasma physics can be best understood from a bottom-up approach with many illustrating examples that give the students con dence in their understanding of plasma processes. The theoretical framework of plasma physics can then be introduced in several steps of re nement. In the end, the student (or reader) will see that there is something like the Schrödinger equation, namely the Vlasov-Maxwell model of plasmas, from which nearly all phenomena in collisionless plasmas can be derived.

Introduction to Plasma Dynamics

Introduction to Plasma Dynamics Book
Author : A. I. Morozov
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1439881324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the twenty-first century progresses, plasma technology will play an increasing role in our lives, providing new sources of energy, ion–plasma processing of materials, wave electromagnetic radiation sources, space plasma thrusters, and more. Studies of the plasma state of matter not only accelerate technological developments but also improve the understanding of natural phenomena. Beginning with an introduction to the characteristics and types of plasmas, Introduction to Plasma Dynamics covers the basic models of classical diffuse plasmas used to describe such phenomena as linear and shock waves, stationary flows, elements of plasma chemistry, and principles of plasma lasers. The author presents specific examples to demonstrate how to use the models and to familiarize readers with modern plasma technologies. The book describes structures of magnetic fields—one- and zero-dimensional plasma models. It considers single-, two-, and multi-component simulation models, kinetics and ionization processes, radiation transport, and plasma interaction with solid surfaces. The text also examines self-organization and general problems associated with instabilities in plasma systems. In addition, it discusses cosmic plasma dynamic systems, such as Earth’s magnetosphere, spiral nebulas, and plasma associated with the Sun. This text provides wide-range coverage of issues related to plasma dynamics, with a final chapter addressing advanced plasma technologies, including plasma generators, plasma in the home, space propulsion engines, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. It demonstrates how to approach the analysis of complex plasma systems, taking into account the diversity of plasma environments. Presenting a well-rounded introduction to plasma dynamics, the book takes into consideration the models of plasma phenomena and their relationships to one another as well as their applications.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Martin A. Uman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1964
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Introduction to Plasma Physics book written by Martin A. Uman, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Boris Mikhaĭlovich Smirnov
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Introduction to Plasma Physics book written by Boris Mikhaĭlovich Smirnov, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Peter Andrew Sturrock
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-06-02
ISBN : 9780521448109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plasma Physics is an authoritative and wide-ranging pedagogic study of the "fourth" state of matter. The constituents of the plasma state are influenced by electric and magnetic fields, and in turn also produce electric and magnetic fields. This fact leads to a rich array of properties of plasma described in this text. The author uses examples throughout, many taken from astrophysical phenomena, to explain concepts. In addition, problem sets at the end of each chapter will serve to reinforce key points. A basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is preferable to fully appreciate this text. This book provides the ideal introduction to this complex and fascinating field of research, balancing theoretical aspects with practical and preparing the graduate student for further study.

An Introduction to Plasma Physics

An Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : W. B. Thompson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483164772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to Plasma Physics, Second Edition focuses on the processes, reactions, properties, and approaches involved in plasma physics, including kinetic theory, radiation, particle motions, and oscillations. The publication first offers information on the introduction to plasma physics and basic properties of the equilibrium plasma. Discussions focus on the occurrence of plasma in nature, technological aspects of plasma physics, quasi-neutrality and plasma oscillations, transmission of electromagnetic radiation through plasma, production of plasma by shock waves, and degree of ionization in a thermal plasma. The text then ponders on arc plasma, magnetohydrodynamics, and magnetohydrodynamic stability. The manuscript takes a look at plasma dynamics and particle motions and kinetic theory of the plasma. Topics include dielectric behavior of a magnetized plasma, approximate treatment of particle orbits, formal derivation of the drifts, macroscopic effects of particle motion, consequences of the magnetic moment, and transport equations and hydrodynamics. Low-frequency oscillations of a uniform magnetized plasma, stability and perturbation theories, and approximate procedure for solving the transport equations are also discussed. The publication is a highly recommended source material for readers interested in plasma physics.

An Introduction to Plasma Astrophysics and Magnetohydrodynamics

An Introduction to Plasma Astrophysics and Magnetohydrodynamics Book
Author : M. Goossens
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400710763
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most of the visible matter in the universe exists in the plasma state. Plasmas are of major importance for space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics. On Earth they are essential for magnetic controlled thermonuclear fusion. This textbook collects lecture notes from a one-semester course taught at the K.U. Leuven to advanced undergraduate students in applied mathematics and physics. A particular strength of this book is that it provides a low threshold introduction to plasmas with an emphasis on first principles and fundamental concepts and properties. The discussion of plasma models is to a large extent limited to Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with its merits and limitations clearly explained. MHD provides the students on their first encounter with plasmas, with a powerful plasma model that they can link to familiar classic fluid dynamics. The solar wind is studied as an example of hydrodynamics and MHD at work in solar physics and astrophysics.

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics Book
Author : J. A. Bittencourt
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 148329319X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory. Its clarity and completeness make it suitable for self-learning and self-paced courses. Problems are included.

Introduction to Plasma Theory

Introduction to Plasma Theory Book
Author : Dwight R. Nicholson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a complete introduction to plasma physics as taught in a 1-year graduate course. Covers all important topics of plasma theory, omitting no mathematical steps in derivations. Covers solitons, parametric instabilities, weak turbulence theory, and more. Includes exercises and problems which apply theories to practical examples. 4 of the 10 chapters do not include complex variables and can be used for a 1-semester senior level undergraduate course.

Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics

Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics Book
Author : P.K Shukla,A.A Mamun
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-05-06
ISBN : 1420034103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics contains a detailed description of the occurrence of dusty plasmas in our Solar System, the Earth's mesosphere, and in laboratory discharges. The book illustrates numerous mechanisms for charging dust particles and provides studies of the grain dynamics under the influence of forces that are common in dusty plasma environments.

Introduction to Plasma Spectroscopy

Introduction to Plasma Spectroscopy Book
Author : Hans-Joachim Kunze
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-03-14
ISBN : 9783642260711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although based on lectures given for graduate students and postgraduates starting in plasma physics, this concise introduction to the fundamental processes and tools is as well directed at established researchers who are newcomers to spectroscopy and seek quick access to the diagnostics of plasmas ranging from low- to high-density technical systems at low temperatures, as well as from low- to high-density hot plasmas. Basic ideas and fundamental concepts are introduced as well as typical instrumentation from the X-ray to the infrared spectral regions. Examples, techniques and methods illustrate the possibilities. This book directly addresses the experimentalist who actually has to carry out the experiments and their interpretation. For that reason about half of the book is devoted to experimental problems, the instrumentation, components, detectors and calibration.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Gerard Belmont,Laurence Rezeau,Caterina Riconda,Arnaud Zaslavsky
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 0128189789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Plasma Physics presents the latest on plasma physics. Although plasmas are not very present in our immediate environment, there are still universal phenomena that we encounter, i.e., electric shocks and galactic jets. This book presents, in parallel, the basics of plasma theory and a number of applications to laboratory plasmas or natural plasmas. It provides a fresh look at concepts already addressed in other disciplines, such as pressure and temperature. In addition, the information provided helps us understand the links between fluid theories, such as MHD and the kinetic theory of these media, especially in wave propagation. Presents the different phenomena that make up plasma physics Explains the basics of plasma theory Helps readers comprehend the various concepts related to plasmas