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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics.

Author: J A Bittencourt
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1986.
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A general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory. Its clarity and completeness make it suitable for self-learning and self-paced courses. Problems are included.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bittencourt, J.A.
Fundamentals of Plasma Physics.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1986
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Bittencourt
ISBN: 9781483293196 148329319X
OCLC Number: 895436550
Notes: 4. DC Conductivity and Electron Mobility.
Description: 1 online resource (730 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Fundamentals of Plasma Physics; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION; 1. General Properties of Plasmas; 2. Criteria for the Definition of a Plasma; 3. The Occurrence of Plasmas in Nature; 4. Applications of Plasma Physics; 5. Theoretical Description of Plasma Phenomena; Problems; Chapter 2. CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION IN CONSTANT AND UNIFORM ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; 1. Introduction; 2. Energy Conservation; 3. Uniform Electrostatic Field; 4. Uniform Magnetostatic Field; 5. Uniform Electrostatic and Magnetostatic Fields; 6. Drift Due to an External Force. ProblemsChapter 3. CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION IN NONUNIFORM MAGNETOSTATIC FIELDS; 1. Introduction; 2. Spatial Variation of the Magnetic Field; 3. Equation of Motion in the First Order Approximation; 4. Average Force Over One Gyration Period; 5. Gradient Drift; 6. Parallel Acceleration of the Guiding Center; 7. Curvature Drift; 8. Combined Gradient-Curvature Drift; Problems; Chapter 4. CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION IN TIME-VARYING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; 1. Introduction; 2. Slowly Time-Varying Electric Field; 3. Electric Field with Arbitrary Time Variation. 4. Time-Varying Magnetic Field and Space Varying Electric Field5. Summary of Guiding Center Drifts and Current Densities; Problems; Chapter 5. ELEMENTS OF PLASMA KINETIC THEORY; 1. Introduction; 2. Phase Space; 3. Distribution Function; 4. Number Density and Average Velocity; 5. The Boltzmann Equation; 6. Relaxation Model for the Collision Term; 7. The Vlasov Equation; Problems; Chapter 6. AVERAGE VALUES AND MACROSCOPIC VARIABLES; 1. Average Value of a Physical Quantity; 2. Average Velocity and Peculiar Velocity; 3. Flux; 4. Particle Current Density; 5. Momentum Flow Dyad or Tensor. 6. Pressure Dyad7. Heat Flow Vector; 8. Heat Flow Triad; 9. Total Energy Flux Triad; 10. Higher Moments of the Distribution Function; Problems; Chapter 7. THE EQUILIBRIUM STATE; 1. The Equilibrium State Distribution Function; 2. The Most Probable Distribution; 3. Mixture of Various Species of Particles; 4. Properties of the Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Function; 5. Equilibrium in the Presence of an External Force; 6. Degree of lonization in Equilibrium --
The Saha Equation; Problems; Chapter 8. MACROSCOPIC TRANSPORT EQUATIONS; 1. Moments of the Boltzmann Equation. 2. General Transport Equation3. Conservation of Mass; 4. Conservation of Momentum; 5. Conservation of Energy; 6. The Cold Plasma Model; 7. The Warm Plasma Model; Problems; Chapter 9. MACROSCOPIC EQUATIONS FOR A CONDUCTING FLUID; 1. Macroscopic Variables for a Plasma as a Conducting Fluid; 2. Continuity Equation; 3. Equation of Motion; 4. Energy Equation; 5. Electrodynamic Equations for a Conducting Fluid; 6. Simplified Magnetohydrodynamic Equations; Problems; Chapter 10. PLASMA CONDUCTIVITY AND DIFFUSION; 1. Introduction; 2. The Langevin Equation; 3. Linearization of the Langevin Equation.

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A general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory. Its clarity and completeness make it suitable for self-learning and self-paced courses. Problems are included.

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