This wide ranging study of the fourth state of matter provides an ideal introduction to the complex field of research of plasma physics. The text is geared toward preparing the student for further study and a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is recommended.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of Contents1. 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.