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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion : Plasma Physics Vol. 1 : 2nd Edition - Francis F. Chen

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Plasma Physics Vol. 1 : 2nd Edition

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Published: 31st May 2006
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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.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Single-Particle Motions
Plasmas as Fluids
Waves in Plasmas
Diffusion and Resistivity
Equilibrium and Stability
Kinetic Theory
Nonlinear Effects
Units, Constants, and Formulas, Vector Relations
Theory of Waves in a Cold Uniform Plasma
Sample Three-Hour Final Exam
Answers to Some Problems
Index
Index to Problems
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780306413322
ISBN-10: 0306413329
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 31st May 2006
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Volume Number: 1
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.3  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.955
Edition Number: 2