This class is intended to give students
an introduction to the principles and theories of plasma physics.
Topics typically covered include:
A combination of numerical
One course each in electromagnetic
fields and in mechanics beyond elementary physics.
Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled
Fusion, Second Edition, F.F. Chen, Plenum Press ISBN
- ntroduction to Plasma Physics,
R.J. Goldston and P.H. Rutherford, Institute of Physics
Publishing ISBN 0-7503-0325-5, (1995).
- Introduction to Plasma Theory,
D.R. Nicholson, Wiley ISBN 0-471-09045-X (1983)
This last 40% will be 2/5 your best
midterm, 2/5 your second best, and 1/5 your third best (for
those who are counting, thatís 16%, 16%, 8%). We will drop
your lowest homework score and your lowest laboratory score.