Introduction to plasma physics : with space, laboratory and astrophysical applications /

Introducing basic principles of plasma physics and their applications to space, laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, this new edition provides updated material throughout. Topics covered include single-particle motions, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in hot and cold pla...

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Main Authors: Gurnett, Donald A. (Author), Bhattacharjee, A. 1955- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition:Second edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Characteristic parameters of a plasma
  • Single particle motions
  • Waves in a cold plasma
  • Kinetic theory and the moment equations
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • MHD equilibria and stability
  • Discontinuities and shock waves
  • Electrostatic waves in a hot unmagnetized plasma
  • Waves in a hot magnetized plasma
  • Nonlinear effects
  • Collisional processes.