Physics of Plasmas and Fluids (PHYS 461.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHYS 461 01 September 2018 Michael Bradley
PHYS 461 01 September 2017 Andrei Smolyakov
PHYS 461 01 September 2016 Chijin Xiao


Provides students with an exposure to basic ideas of fluid and plasma dynamics as used in various applications, including ocean and atmosphere motions, space and laboratory plasmas, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. A unified discussion of neutral fluids and plasmas is emphasized whenever possible. Topics include fluid (moment) models, motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, oscillations and waves in neutral fluids and plasmas, plasma properties and equilibria.


PHYS 356; PHYS 371.

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