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Plasma Magnetohydrodynamics

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Typically OfferedFall; Spring
StudentsGraduate, basic
Credits3.00

MHD equations and validity in hot plasmas; magnetic structure and magnetic flux coordinates; equilibrium in various configurations; stability formulation, energy principle, classification of instabilities; ideal and resistive instability in various configurations, evolution of nonlinear tearing modes; force-free equilibria, helicity, MHD dynamo; experimental applications. Enroll Info: Basic knowledge of plasmas [such as N E/E C E/PHYSICS 525] and advanced electromagnetics [such as PHYSICS 721 or E C E 740] strongly encouraged.

Prerequisites: Graduate/professional standing

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SecInstructorTimePlace
001Carl SovinecTR 01:00 pm - 02:15 pm235 Matrls Sci