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Plasma Physics : An Introductory Course - R. O. Dendy

Plasma Physics

An Introductory Course

By: R. O. Dendy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th May 1995
ISBN: 9780521484527
Number Of Pages: 536

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For the last thirty years, international summer schools in plasma physics have been held at Culham Laboratory, site of the Joint European Torus fusion project. This book has been developed from lectures given at these schools, and provides a wide-ranging introduction to the subject. The first few chapters deal with the fundamentals of plasma physics. In subsequent chapters, the applications and properties of man-made and naturally occurring plasmas are discussed. In addition, there are chapters devoted to general phenomena such as turbulence and chaos. The computational techniques employed in modelling plasma behaviour are also described. Since no prior knowledge of plasma physics is assumed, this book will act as an ideal introduction to the subject for final year undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics, astronomy, mathematics and engineering.

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'The book is well presented with a high standard of illustrations. It should be a very valuable textbook for succeeding generations of plasma physicists.' Journal of Modern Optics ' ... the editor has succeeded in putting together a very useful book. Most chapters are clearly written and well illustrated. I recommend this book to any student and researcher interested in understanding the basics of plasma physics and its various applications.' The Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Plasma particle dynamics
Plasma kinetic theory
Waves in plasmas
Turbulence in fluids and fusion plasmas
Finite-dimensional dynamics and chaos
Computational plasma physics
Tokomak experiments
Magnetospheric plasmas
Basic processes in the solar system
Solar plasmas
Gravitational plasmas
Laser plasmas
Industrial plasmas
Transport in magnetically confined plasmas
Radio-frequency plasma heating
Boundary plasmas
How to build a tokomak
Survey of fusion plasma physics
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ISBN: 9780521484527
ISBN-10: 0521484529
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 8th May 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 19.0  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.91