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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion by Francis Chen

By Francis Chen

this whole creation to plasma physics and regulated fusion through one of many pioneering scientists during this increasing box deals either an easy and intuitive dialogue of the elemental strategies of this topic and an perception into the not easy difficulties of present learn. In a totally 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 students, this notable textual content bargains a painless creation to this crucial box; for lecturers, a wide selection of difficulties; and for researchers, a concise evaluate of the basics in addition to unique remedies of a few themes by no means prior to defined so essentially. This revised version 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 variation, updates was once made all through every one latest bankruptcy, and new chapters have been further; Ch nine on “Special Plasmas” and Ch 10 on Plasma functions (including Atmospheric Plasmas). 

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