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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion - Francis F. Chen

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion


Published: 17th December 2015
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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. For the third edition, updates will be made throughout each existing chapter, and two new chapters will be added; Ch 9 on "Special Plasmas" and Ch 10 on Plasma Applications (including Atmospheric Plasmas). See the contents list for more details.

Introduction.- Single-particle motions.- Plasmas as fluids.- Waves in plasmas.- Diffusion and resistivity.- Equilibrium and stability.- Kinetic theory .- Nonlinear effects.- Special plasmas.- Plasma applications.

ISBN: 9783319223087
ISBN-10: 3319223089
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 490
Published: 17th December 2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised