The Framework Of Plasma Physics

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Overview

Plasma physics is a necessary part of our understanding of stellar and galactic structure. It determines the magnetospheric environment of the earth and other planets; it forms the research frontier in such areas as nuclear fusion, advanced accelerators, and high power lasers; and its applications to various industrial processes (such as computer chip manufacture) are rapidly increasing. It is thus a subject with a long list of scientific and technological applications. This book provides the scientific background for understanding such applications, but it emphasizes something else: the intrinsic scientific interest of the plasma state. It attempts to develop an understanding of this state, and of plasma behavior, as thoroughly and systematically as possible. The book was written with the graduate student in mind, but most of the material would also fit into an upper-level undergraduate course.
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What People Are Saying

Richard Lovelace
Professor Richard Lovelace, Cornell University
An excellent advanced book on plasma physics which would be both highly valuable as the basic text for teaching a graduate course in plasma physics and valuable as a reference text for research scientists.
Stewart Prager
Professor Stewart Prager, University of Wisconsin
The best physics textbooks express a point of view, and provide insights not found elsewhere. The book by Hazeltine and Waelbroeck is in this category. It is a superb book, unique in its presentations. It contains many gems-insights into the theoretical foundation of plasma physics and the economic exposition of fundamental approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813342139
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2004
  • Series: Frontiers in Physics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard D. Hazeltine is Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-author, with J.D. Meiss of Plasma Confinement, Frontiers in Physics Volume 86. Fran├žois L. Waelbroeck, Research Scientist at the Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is a leading theorist in plasma physics and fusion research. Richard D. Hazeltine is Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-author, with J.D. Meiss of Plasma Confinement, Frontiers in Physics Volume 86. Fran├žois L. Waelbroeck, Research Scientist at the Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is a leading theorist in plasma physics and fusion research.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Nature of Plasma 1
2 Charged Particle Motion 19
3 Fluid Description of a Plasma 49
4 The Cold Plasma Model and Waves 87
5 MHD and the Drift Model 127
6 Vlasov Description of a Plasma 173
7 Binary Collisions 221
8 Collisional Transport 259
9 Turbulent Transport 299
Bibliography 323
Index 329
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