INTRO TO PLASMA PHYSICS

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Thomas Pedersen

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Course Information

Prerequisite: PHYS W3008 or ELEN E3401. Definition of a plasma. Plasmas in laboratories and nature, plasma production. Motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, adiabatic invariants. Heuristic treatment of collisions, diffusion, transport, and resistivity. Plasma as a conducting fluid. Electrostatic and magnetostatic equilibria of plasmas. Waves in cold plasmas. Demonstration of laboratory plasma behavior, measurement of plasma properties. Illustrative problems in fusion, space, and nonneutral or beam plasmas.

Department: Applied Physics and Applied Math(APAM)

Subject: Applied Physics(APPH)

School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate

Course ID: 4301