Plasma Waves I (PHYS 862.3)

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PHYS 862 02 January 2017 Andrei Smolyakov (primary instructor)

Description

Dispersion relations are derived for small amplitude waves in plasmas, both in the presence and in the absence of magnetic fields. The topics treated in this course include the kinetic model of the plasma, Landau damping, instabilities, the effect of inhomogeneities or wave propagation, and the effect of oscillating external fields on waves and instabilities.

Prerequisite(s)

PHYS 861.

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