# Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

### Plasma Physics Vol. 1 : 2nd Edition

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By: Francis F. Chen

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### Description

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.

### Table of Contents

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. ### Product Details

**ISBN:**9780306413322

**ISBN-10:**0306413329

Audience: Tertiary; University or College

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

**Number Of Pages:**438

Published: 31st May 2006

**Volume Number:**1

Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.3 x 3.2

Weight (kg): 0.955

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