ISBN-10:
0521528003
ISBN-13:
9780521528009
Pub. Date:
09/15/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

by Paul M. Bellan
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ISBN-13: 9780521528009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paul M. Bellan is Professor of Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Basic concepts; 2. The Vlasov, two-fluid, and MHD models of plasma dynamics; 3. Motion of a single plasma particle; 4. Elementary plasma waves; 5. Streaming instabilities and the Landau problem; 6. Cold plasma waves in a magnetized plasma; 7. Waves in inhomogeneous plasmas and wave energy relations; 8. Vlasov theory of warm electrostatic waves in a magnetized plasma; 9. MHD equilibria; 10. Stability of static MHD equilibria; 11. Magnetic helicity interpreted and Woltjer-Taylor relaxation; 12. Magnetic reconnection; 13. Fokker-Planck theory of collisions; 14. Wave-particle nonlinearities; 15. Wave-wave nonlinearities; 16. Non-neutral plasmas; 17. Dusty plasmas; Appendix A. Intuitive method for vector calculus identities; Appendix B. Vector calculus in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates; Appendix C. Frequently used physical constants and formulae; Bibliography; References; Index.

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