Kappa Distributions: Theory & Applications in Plasmas presents the theoretical developments of kappa distributions and their applications in space plasmas and how these affect the underpinnings of our understanding of space and plasma physics, astrophysics, and statistical mechanics - thermodynamics. As such, this book will be applicable for geophysicists, especially those interested in space and planetary science - particularly space plasma and upper earth atmosphere.
Kappa Distributions: Theory & Applications in Plasmas is separated into three major parts: theoretical methods; analytical methods in plasmas and applications in space plasmas. The first part of the book focuses on basic aspects of the theory of kappa distributions. The book starts from the connection of kappa distributions with a solid statistical background: the non-extensive statistical mechanics. The book then moves on to plasma physics, and is devoted to analytical methods related to kappa distributions on various basic plasma topics, spanning linear/nonlinear plasma waves, solitons, shock waves, and dusty plasmas. The final part of the book deals with applications in space plasmas and focuses on applications of theoretical and analytical developments in space plasmas from all over the heliosphere and beyond.
Number Of Pages: 738
Published: 21st April 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1