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General Plasma Physics I

AST 551/MAE 525

1232
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An introductory course to plasma physics, with sample applications in fusion, space and astrophysics, semiconductor etching, microwave generation, plasma propulsion, high power laser propagation in plasma; characterization of the plasma state, Debye shielding, plasma and cyclotron frequencies, collision rates and mean-free paths, atomic processes, adiabatic invariance, orbit theory, magnetic confinement of single-charged particles, two-fluid description, magnetohydrodynamic waves and instabilities, heat flow, diffusion, kinetic description, and Landau damping. The course may be taken by undergraduates with permission of the instructor.
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Section C01

  • Type: Class
  • Section: C01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 2
  • Capacity: 30
  • Class Number: 22257
  • Schedule: MW 10:00 AM-10:50 AM