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Physics of Plasmas

Physics of Plasmas

Leslie Colin Woods

ISBN: 978-3-527-40461-2

Dec 2003

226 pages

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A short, self-sufficient introduction to the physics of plasma for beginners as well as researchers in a number of fields. The author looks at the dynamics and stability of magnetoplasma and discusses wave and transport in this medium. He also looks at such applications as fusion research using magnetic confinement of Deuterium plasma, solar physics with its plasma loops reaching high into the corona, sunspots and solar wind, engineering applications to metallurgy, MHD direct generation of electricity, and railguns, finally touching on the relatively new and difficult subject of dusty plasmas.
The book includes mathematical notes and 99 exercises that supplement the theory presented and thus offers the beginner an easy introduction to this exciting field. It is an equally good textbook for final year undergraduates and first year research students.
1 The Equations of Gas Dynamics
2 Magnetoplasma Dynamics
3 Waves in Magnetoplasmas
4 Magnetoplasma Stability
5 Transport in Magnetoplasmas
6 Extensions of Theory