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Extended and revised, Plasma Waves, 2nd Edition provides essential information on basic formulas and categorizes the various possible types of waves and their interactions. The book includes modern and complete treatments of electron cyclotron emission, collisions, relativistic effects, Landau damping, quasilinear and nonlinear wave theory, and tunneling equations. The broad scope encompasses waves in cold, warm, and hot plasmas and relativistic plasma waves. Special chapters deal with the effects of boundaries, inhomogeneities, and nonlinear effects. The author derives all formulae and describes several fundamental wave experiments, allowing for a greater appreciation of the subject.
|Computer Applications in Plasma Science and Engineering (Series in Health Care for Women)
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This volume, which contains 15 contributions, is based on a minicourse held at the 1987 IEEE Plasma Science Meeting. The purpose of the lectures in the course was to acquaint the students with the multidisciplinary nature of computational techniques and the breadth of research areas in plasma science in which computation can address important physics and engineering design issues. These involve: electric and magnetic fields, MHD equations, chemistry, radiation, ionization etc. The contents of the contributions, written subsequent to the minicourse, stress important aspects of computer applications. They are: 1) the numerical methods used; 2) the range of applicability; 3) how the methods are actually employed in research and in the design of devices; and, as a compendium, 4) the multiplicity of approaches possible for any one problem. The materials in this book are organized by both subject and applications which display some of the richness in computational plasma physics.
|The Physics Of Laser Plasma Interactions (Frontiers in Physics)
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Author: William Kruer
Based on a graduate course in plasma physics taught at University of California, Davis, this new book provides a concise overview and a physically-motivated treatment of the major plasma processes which determine the interaction of intense light waves with plasmas. It also includes a discussion of basic plasma concepts, plasma simulation using particle codes, and laser plasma experiments. This is the most elementary book currently available that successfully blends theory, simulation, and experiment and presents a clear exposition of the major physical processes involved in laser-plasma interactions. This is also the first book on the topic by anyone involved in the United States Laser Fusion Program. Dr. Kruer has more than 15 years of active participation in this field.
|1: Thermal Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications (Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology (Springer))
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In this unique textbook and reference source, the authors integrate theoretical and applied research from a host of disciplines, including materials science, plasma physics, and advanced transport phenomena. Volume 1, the first of two, covers the fundamentals of plasma physics and gaseous electronics, thermodynamics, and transport properties of plasma.
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|Plasma Physics Theory (Applied Mathematics)
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Author: A. Sitenko
This book is an introduction to the field of modern plasma physics theory. The topics have been carefully chosen by the authors after many years teaching a graduate course in this subject. The book contains a comprehensive description of three widely used models in plasma physics: one-particle, hydro-dynamic and kinetic. The original results concerning fluctuation theory, nonlinear wave interaction and plasma turbulence have been obtained within the framework of the kinetic approach.
This volume will be of particular interest to graduate students and researchers studying plasma physics as well as statistical physics and magnetohydrodynamics. It will also be of use to students and researchers in physical astronomy, particularly in other space plasma physics such as solar physics and stellar structure. The elements of the kinetic theory of gases.
|Basic Plasma Physics 2 (HANDBOOK OF PLASMA PHYSICS)
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Author: A. A. Galeev
Volume 2 of the Handbook of Plasma Physics is devoted largely to situations where the nonlinear interaction is so strong that the assumptions of weak turbulence are violated. In particular the following aspects are covered: - a review of a group of theories that invoke a renormalization procedure; - parametric instabilities driven by external pump fields; - the strong interaction between Langmuir waves and ion fluctuations which leads to the formation of solitons and their subsequent collapse; - anomalous plasma resistivity caused by current driven instabilities; - collective interaction of intense beams of charged particles in a plasma and, - the relaxation of plasma with anisotropic velocity distribution.
|Quark-Gluon Plasma: From Big Bang to Little Bang (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology)
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Author: Kohsuke Yagi
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This book introduces quark gluon-plasma (QGP) as a primordial matter composed of quarks and gluons, created at the time of the "Big Bang". After a pedagogical introduction to gauge theories, various aspects of quantum chromodynamic phase transitions are illustrated in a self-contained manner. The cosmological approach and renormalization group are covered, as well as the cosmological and astrophysical implications of QGP, on the basis of Einstein's equations. Recent developments towards the formation of QGP in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions are also presented in detail.
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|Plasma Confinement (Frontiers in Physics)
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Author: James D. Meiss
Detailed and authoritative, this volume examines the essential physics underlying international research in magnetic confinement fusion. It offers readable, thorough accounts of the fundamental concepts behind methods of confining plasma at or near thermonuclear conditions.
Starting with a review of fundamentals (including considerations of tensor calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Maxwell-Lorentz equations, and charged particle motion), the text surveys four decades of controlled fusion research, with a focus on more recent concepts that have extended the understanding of confinement. Subjects include confined plasma equilibrium, kinetic description of a magnetized plasma, coulomb collisions, fluid description of magnetized plasma, stability of confined plasmas, collisional transport, and nonlinear processes.
Designed for a one- or two-semester graduate-level course in plasma physics, it also represents a valuable reference for professional physicists in controlled fusion and related disciplines.
|Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume I: Basic Principles (Frontiers in Physics) (v. 1)
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Author: Setsuo Ichimaru
The principal aim of this book is to present a coherent and self-contained account of the fundamental theories in plasma physics, not as an isolated subject, but as an integral part of statistical physics. Intended as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses on plasma and statistical physics, the presentation is self-contained and should be read without difficulty by those who have adequate preparation in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, elementary quantum mechanics, and statistics. Major topics include: plasma phenomena in nature, kinetic equations, plasmas as dielectric media, electromagnetic properties of Vlasov plasmas in thermodynamic equilibria, transient processes, and instabilities. Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume II, will treat subjects in the field of condensed plasma physics, with applications to condensed matter physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.
|Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas (World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics)
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Author: Liu Chen
The topics covered in these notes are selective and tend to emphasize more on kinetic-theory approaches to waves and instabilities in both uniform and non-uniform plasmas, students are assumed to have some basic knowledge of plasma dynamics in terms of single-particle and fluid descriptions.