Introduction to Plasma Physics
With Space and Laboratory Applications
Introduction to Plasma Physics by Donald A. Gurnett
Book DescriptionThe emphasis of this text is on basic plasma theory, with applications to both space and laboratory plasmas. All mathematical concepts beyond those normally covered in an advanced calculus course are fully explained. Topics covered include single-particle motions, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in both cold and hot plasmas, nonlinear phenomena and collisional effects. Applications include planetary magnetospheres and radiation belts, the confinement and stability of plasmas in fusion devices, the propagation of discontinuities and shock waves in the solar wind, and the analysis of various types of plasma waves and instabilities that can occur in planetary magnetospheres and laboratory plasma devices. This book is structured as a text for a one- or two-semester introductory course in plasma physics at the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level. It can also serve as a resource book on the basic principles of plasma physics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521367301
(247mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald A. Gurnett
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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.
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