Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion by Francis Chen

By Francis Chen

this whole advent to plasma physics and regulated fusion via one of many pioneering scientists during this increasing box deals either an easy and intuitive dialogue of the elemental options of this topic and an perception into the tough difficulties of present study. In a unconditionally lucid demeanour the paintings covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear difficulties. for college kids, this striking textual content deals a painless advent to this crucial box; for lecturers, a wide number of difficulties; and for researchers, a concise overview of the basics in addition to unique remedies of a few themes by no means earlier than defined so in actual fact. This revised variation includes new fabric on kinetic results, together with Bernstein waves and the plasma dispersion functionality, and on nonlinear wave equations and solitons. For the 3rd version, updates used to be made all through every one latest bankruptcy, and new chapters have been extra; Ch nine on “Special Plasmas” and Ch 10 on Plasma functions (including Atmospheric Plasmas). 

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