Introduction to Plasma Physics: With Space and Laboratory by D. A. Gurnett,A. Bhattacharjee

By D. A. Gurnett,A. Bhattacharjee

The emphasis of this article is on easy plasma idea, with purposes to either area and laboratory plasmas. All mathematical suggestions past these commonly lined in a complicated calculus path are absolutely defined. subject matters lined contain single-particle motions, kinetic thought, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in either cold and warm plasmas, nonlinear phenomena and collisional results. purposes contain planetary magnetospheres and radiation belts, the confinement and balance of plasmas in fusion units, the propagation of discontinuities and surprise waves within the sunlight wind, and the research of varied varieties of plasma waves and instabilities which can take place in planetary magnetospheres and laboratory plasma units. This booklet is established as a textual content for a one- or two-semester introductory direction in plasma physics on the complex undergraduate or first-year graduate point. it could additionally function a source publication at the uncomplicated rules of plasma physics.

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