Introduction to plasmas and plasma dynamics : with reviews of applications in space propulsion, magnetic fusion, space physics /

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretic...

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Main Authors: York, Thomas M. (Author), Tang, Haibin (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London, UK : Academic Press, [2015]
Series:Engineering professional collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover
  • Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Chapter 1
  • The Plasma Medium and Plasma Devices
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PLASMAS IN NATURE
  • PLASMAS IN LABORATORY/DEVICE APPLICATIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 2
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • INTRODUCTION
  • BASIC HYPOTHESES OF KINETIC THEORY
  • PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, AND INTERNAL ENERGY CONCEPTS
  • KINETIC THEORY AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES
  • MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION OF EQUILIBRIUM KINETIC THEORY
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 3
  • Molecular Energy Distribution and Ionization in GasesINTRODUCTION
  • MOLECULAR ENERGY
  • IONIZATION IN GASES
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 4
  • Electromagnetics
  • INTRODUCTION
  • ELECTRIC CHARGES AND ELECTRIC FIELDS-ELECTROSTATICS
  • ELECTRIC CURRENTS AND MAGNETIC FIELDS-MAGNETOSTATICS
  • CONSERVATION OF CHARGE
  • FARADAY'S LAW
  • AMPERE'S LAW
  • MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS
  • FORCES AND CURRENTS DUE TO APPLIED FIELDS
  • PLASMA BEHAVIOR IN GAS DISCHARGES
  • ILLUSTRATIVE APPLICATIONS OF MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 5
  • Plasma Parameters and Regimes of InteractionINTRODUCTION
  • EXTERNAL PARAMETERS
  • PARTICLE (COLLISION) PARAMETERS
  • SHEATH FORMATION AND EFFECTS
  • PLASMA OSCILLATIONS AND PLASMA FREQUENCY
  • MAGNETIC FIELD RELATED PARAMETERS
  • ELECTROSTATIC PARTICLE COLLECTION IN (LANGMUIR) PROBES
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 6
  • Particle Orbit Theory
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION IN CONSTANT, UNIFORM MAGNETIC (Bâ??) FIELD
  • PARTICLE MOTION IN UNIFORM ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS
  • PARTICLE MOTION IN SPATIALLY VARYING (INHOMOGENOUS) MAGNETIC FIELDS
  • PARTICLE MOTION WITH CURVATURE OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD LINESPARTICLE MOTION IN TIME-VARYING MAGNETIC FIELD
  • PARTICLE TRAPPING IN MAGNETIC MIRRORS
  • ADIABATIC INVARIANTS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 7
  • Macroscopic Equations of Plasmas
  • INTRODUCTION
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY AND MOMENTUM ADDITION TO PLASMAS
  • CONSERVATION EQUATIONS OF MAGNETOFLUID MECHANICS
  • SINGLE FLUID EQUATIONS OF MAGNETOFLUID MECHANICS
  • THE MHD APPROXIMATIONS
  • SIMILARITY PARAMETERS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 8
  • Hydromagnetics-Fluid Behavior of Plasmas
  • INTRODUCTION
  • BASIC EQUATIONS OF CONTINUUM PLASMA DYNAMICSTRANSPORT EFFECTS IN PLASMAS AND PLASMA DEVICES
  • KINEMATICS (AND DYNAMICS) OF MAGNETIC FIELDS IN PLASMAS
  • MAGNETOHYDROSTATICS
  • HYDROMAGNETIC STABILITY
  • WAVES IN PLASMA-PROPAGATION OF PERTURBATIONS
  • FLUID WAVES AND SHOCK WAVES IN PLASMA
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter 9
  • Plasma Dynamics and Hydromagnetics: Reviews of Applications
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Plasma Acceleration and Energy Conversion
  • INTRODUCTION
  • REFERENCES
  • Plasma Thrusters
  • INTRODUCTION