Plasma Physics: An Introduction to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical and Laboratory Plasmas

Plasma Physics: An Introduction to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical and Laboratory Plasmas

by Peter Andrew Sturrock (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521443500
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/02/1994
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Basic concepts; 3. Orbit theory - uniform fields; 4. Adiabatic invariants; 5. Orbit theory; 6. Electromagnetic waves in a cold electron plasma; 7. Electromagnetic waves in an electron-ion plasma; 8. Two-stream instability; 9. Electrostatic oscillations in a plasma of non-zero temperature; 10. Collision theory; 11. MHD equations; 12. Magnetohydrodynamics; 13. Force-free magnetic configurations; 14. Waves in MHD systems; 15. Magnetohydrodynamic stability; 16. Variational principle for MHD systems; 17. Resistive instabilities; 18. Stochastic processes; 19. Interaction of particles and waves.

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