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Foundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians
Foundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians

Foundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians

G. J. Pert
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Foundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians

G. J. Pert
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A c omprehensive textbookon the foundationalprinciples of plasmas, including material onadvancedtopics andrelateddisciplinessuch asoptics, fluid dynamics, andastrophysics

Foundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians coversthe basic physics underlying plasmasanddescribesthe methodology and techniques used inbothplasma researchandotherdisciplines such as optics and fluid mechanics. Designed tohelpreadersdevelopphysical understanding and mathematicalcompetence in the subject, this rigorous textbookdiscussestheunderlying theoretical foundationsof plasma physicsas well asarange of specificproblems, focused on thoseprincipallyassociated with fusion.

Reflective ofthedevelopment of plasma physics, the textfirst introducesreaders tothe collective and collisional behaviors of plasma, the single particle model, wave propagation, the kinetic effects of gases and plasma, and other foundational concepts and principles.Subsequent chapterscovertopics includingthe hydrodynamic limit of plasma, ideal magneto-hydrodynamics, waves in MHD plasmas, magnetically confined plasma, and waves in magnetized hot and cold plasma.Written by an acknowledged expert with more than five decades' active research experience in the field, this authoritative text:

  • Identifies and emphasizes the similarities and differences between plasmas and fluids
  • Describesthedifferenttypesof interparticle forcesthat influence the collectivebehavior of plasma
  • Demonstratesand stressesthe importance of coherent and collective effects in plasma
  • Containsanintroduction to interactions between laser beamsand plasma
  • Includessupplementary sections on the basic models of low temperature plasmaand the theory of complex variables and Laplace transforms

F oundations of Plasma Physics for Physicists and Mathematicians is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in plasma physics, and a valuable compendium for physicistsworkingin plasma physics and fluid mechanics.

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Publisher
Wiley
Year
2021
ISBN
9781119774280
Topic
Physical Sciences
Subtopic
Nuclear Physics
Edition
1

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