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Fundamentals of plasma physics

Author: Paul Murray Bellan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this text emphasizes the fundamental principles that apply across many different contexts. It is of interest to students and researchers in physics, astronomy, space physics, electrical engineering, and aeronautics."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Murray Bellan
ISBN: 0521821169 9780521821162
OCLC Number: 61757080
Description: xvii, 609 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Basic concepts --
The Vlasov, two-fluid, and MHD models of plasma dynamics --
Motion of a single plasma particle --
Elementary plasma waves --
Streaming instabilities and the Landau problem --
Cold plasma waves in a magnetized plasma --
Waves in inhomogeneous plasmas and wave-energy relations --
Vlasov theory of warm electrostatic waves in a magnetized plasma --
MHD equilibria --
Stability of static MHD equilibria --
Magnetic helicity interpreted and Woltjer-Taylor relaxation --
Magnetic reconnection --
Fokker-Planck theory of collisions --
Wave-particle nonlinearities --
Wave-wave nonlinearities --
Non-neutral plasmas --
Dusty plasmas.
Responsibility: Paul M. Bellan.
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Review of the hardback: 'A conscientious and elegantly produced textbook ... single-particle orbit theory and linearized waves in unbounded plasma are particularly well done ... A lot can be learned Read more...

 
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