Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics

by James E. Drummond

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A historic snapshot of the field of plasma physics, this fifty-year-old volume offers an edited collection of papers by pioneering experts in the field. In addition to assisting students in their understanding of the foundations of classical plasma physics, it provides a source of historic context for modern physicists. Highly successful upon its initial publication, this book was the standard text on plasma physics throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Hailed by Science magazine as a "well executed venture," the three-part treatment ranges from basic plasma theory to magnetohydrodynamics and microwave plasma physics. Highlights include Klimontovich's article on quantum plasmas, Buneman's writings on how to distinguish between attenuating and amplifying waves, and Yoler's clear and cogent review of magnetohydrodynamics. Professional atomic and plasma physicists and all students of plasma physics will appreciate this historic resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486320588
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

James E. Drummond established and headed Boeing Aerospace's Plasma Physics Laboratory. His tenure there, from 1958 to 1973, was the longest of his professional life and in many ways the pinnacle of his career.

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. The Spectra of Systems of Interacting Particles3. Statistical Mechanics of Reversible Processes in Plasma Dynamics4. Amplifying and Evanescent Waves, Convective and Nonconvective Instabilities5. How to Distinguish between Attenuating and Amplifying Waves6. A Review of Magnetohydrodynamics7. The Bennet Pinch8. Stability of Relativistic Self-focusing Streams9. Electrical Properties of High-altitude Ionized Shock Waves10. Transverse Plasma Waves and Plasma Vortices11. Plasma Power Absorption12. Microwave Diagnostics for Controlled Fusion13. Plasma Magnetron Theory14. Plasma Physics Research at M.I.T.Name IndexSubject Index

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