Introduction to Plasma Physics

Authors: Chen, Francis F.

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This book grew out of lecture notes for an undergraduate course in plasma physics that has been offered for a number of years at UCLA. With the current increase in interest in controlled fusion and the wide­ spread use of plasma physics in space research and relativistic as­ trophysics, it makes sense for the study of plasmas to become a part of an undergraduate student's basic experience, along with subjects like thermodynamics or quantum mechanics. Although the primary purpose of this book was to fulfill a need for a text that seniors or juniors can really understand, I hope it can also serve as a painless way for scientists in other fields-solid state or laser physics, for instance­ to become acquainted with plasmas. Two guiding principles were followed: Do not leave algebraic steps as an exercise for the reader, and do not let the algebra obscure the physics. The extent to which these opposing aims could be met is largely due to the treatment of a plasma as two interpenetrating fluids. The two-fluid picture is both easier to understand and more accurate than the single-fluid approach, at least for low-density plasma phe­ nomena.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Plasma Physics
Authors
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-0459-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-0459-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-0461-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations
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