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Introduction to Plasma Physics : Plasma Physics - R. J. Goldston

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics

Paperback Published: 1st November 1995
ISBN: 9780750301831
Number Of Pages: 510

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Introduction to Plasma Physics is the standard text for an introductory lecture course on plasma physics. The text's six sections lead readers systematically and comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Sections on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids, and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the subject. The authors take care to place the material in its historical context for a rich understanding of the ideas presented. They also emphasize the importance of medical imaging in radiotherapy, providing a logical link to more advanced works in the area. The text includes problems, tables, and illustrations as well as a thorough index and a complete list of references.

This is one of the present standard textbooks on fundamentals of modern plasma physics. The book contains exercises to control the newly obtained knowledge. A list of books for further reading and an index of scientific keywords are given at the end of the work. Two disks with computer programs in Macintosh and MS Windows format on area-preserving maps and Hamiltonian chaos are added. The book is of interest for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, especially plasma physics and astrophysics and related engineering. Claudia-Veronika Meister (Potsdam) one of the present standard textbooks on fundamentals of modern plasma physics. The book contains exercises to control the newly obtained knowledge. A list of books for further reading and an index of scientific keywords are given at the end of the work. Two disks with computer programs in Macintosh and MS Windows format on area-preserving maps and Hamiltonian chaos are added. The book is of interest for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, especially plasma physics and astrophysics and related engineering. Claudia-Veronika Meister (Potsdam)

Preface
Introduction
Introduction to plasmasp. 1
Single-Particle Motionp. 19
Particle drifts in uniform fieldsp. 21
Particle drifts in non-uniform magnetic fieldsp. 29
Particle drifts in time-dependent fieldsp. 49
Mappingsp. 69
Plasmas as Fluidsp. 83
Fluid equations for a plasmap. 85
Relation between fluid equations and guiding-center driftsp. 97
Single-fluid magnetohydrodynamicsp. 115
Magnetohydrodynamic equilibriump. 129
Collisional Processes in Plasmasp. 145
Fully and partially ionized plasmasp. 147
Collisions in fully ionized plasmasp. 165
Diffusion in plasmasp. 185
The Fokker-Planck equation for Coulomb collisionsp. 219
Collisions of fast ions in a plasmap. 229
Waves in a Fluid Plasmap. 247
Basic concepts of small-amplitude waves in anisotropic dispersive mediap. 249
Waves in an unmagnetized plasmap. 257
High-frequency waves in a magnetized plasmap. 269
Low-frequency waves in a magnetized plasmap. 285
Instabilities in a Fluid Plasmap. 309
The Rayleigh-Taylor and flute instabilitiesp. 311
The resistive tearing instabilityp. 337
Drift waves and instabilitiesp. 363
Kinetic Theory of Plasmasp. 385
The Vlasov equationp. 387
Kinetic effects on plasma waves: Vlasov's treatmentp. 397
Kinetic effects on plasma waves: Landau's treatmentp. 409
Velocity-space instabilities and nonlinear theoryp. 429
The drift-kinetic equation and kinetic drift wavesp. 449
App. A Physical quantities and their SI unitsp. 477
App. B Equations in the SI systemp. 478
App. C Physical constantsp. 479
App. D Useful vector formulaep. 480
App. E Differential operators in cartesian and curvilinear coordinatesp. 482
App. F Suggestions for further readingp. 485
Indexp. 487
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ISBN: 9780750301831
ISBN-10: 075030183X
Series: Plasma Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 1st November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.24  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1

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