Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics
Introduction to plasma physics, including single-particle motion and both fluid and kinetic models of plasma behavior.
PHSCS
545
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 321 & PHSCS 441
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 545
Course Outcomes

Particle and Fluid Descriptions

Solve problems and answer conceptual questions involving both the single-particle and the fluid descriptions of a plasma.

Waves

Describe and characterize the various waves found in a plasma.

Equilibrium and Stability

Determine the equilibrium and evaluate the stability of simple plasma configurations.

Kinetic Theory and Nonlinear Effects

Solve problems and answer conceptual questions involving the kinetic theory of plasmas and nonlinear effects.