Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Dynamics of Magnetically Trapped Particles

Foundations of the Physics of Radiation Belts and Space Plasmas

Authors: Roederer, Juan G., Zhang, Hui

  • 2nd edition of a classic and widely used textbook
  • Extended by a wealth of information on the planetary radiation belts and plasmas
  • Provides a tutorial-like presentation of the physics of radiation belts and plasmas
  • Describes the dynamic properties of magnetically trapped particles and plasmas in space
  • Provides a solid and clear understanding of basic physical mechanisms and dynamic processes
  • Gives practical advice to particle flux mapping, numerical modeling and data interpretation
  • Reaches from the motion of a single charged particle in a magnetic field to the motion of complex plasma in the radiation environments of planets
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About this book

This book is a new edition of Roederer’s classic Dynamics of Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation, updated and considerably expanded. The main objective is to describe the dynamic properties of magnetically trapped particles in planetary radiation belts and plasmas and explain the physical processes involved from the theoretical point of view. The approach is to examine in detail the orbital and adiabatic motion of individual particles in typical configurations of magnetic and electric fields in the magnetosphere and, from there, derive basic features of the particles’ collective “macroscopic” behavior in general planetary environments. Emphasis is not on the “what but on the “why of particle phenomena in near-earth space, providing a solid and clear understanding of the principal basic physical mechanisms and dynamic processes involved. The book will also serve as an introduction to general space plasma physics, with abundant basic examples to illustrate and explain the physical origin of different types of plasma current systems and their self-organizing character via the magnetic field. The ultimate aim is to help both graduate students and interested scientists to successfully face the theoretical and experimental challenges lying ahead in space physics in view of recent and upcoming satellite missions and an expected wealth of data on radiation belts and plasmas.

About the authors

CV Roederer
Professor of Physics Emeritus, Geophysical Institute and Department of Physics,
University of Alaska Fairbanks (since 1993).
Senior Adviser, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (1997-2003).
Professor of Physics, Geophysical Institute and Department of Physics, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1977-1993).
Chairman, United States Arctic Research Commission (presidential commission, 1987- 1991).
Director, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1977-1986.
Dean, College of Environmental Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1979-1982.
Chairman, Advisory Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Division of  Earth and Space Sciences, 1985-1988.
Vice Chairman, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, 1985-1987.
Visiting Staff Member, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 1987.
Visiting Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California, 1968-1981.
Expert (consultant), Headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974-1978.
Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 1974.
Professor and Senior Research Physicist, University of Denver, 1967-1977.
Professor of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, 1959-1966.
Director, National Cosmic Ray Center, National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, Buenos Aires, 1962-1966.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book provides a substantial discussion of the above fundamental topics in space-plasma physics, and will undoubtedly form a useful future resource for students (of all ages) when delving into those subjects.” (Stan Cowley, The Observatory, Vol. 135, February, 2015)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Particle Drifts and the First Adiabatic Invariant

    Roederer, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Higher Order Drifts and the Parallel Equation of Motion

    Roederer, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • Drift Shells and the Second and Third Adiabatic Invariants

    Roederer, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 57-88

  • Particle Fluxes, Distribution Functions and Violation of Invariants

    Roederer, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 89-122

  • Collisionless Plasmas

    Roederer, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 123-158

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-41530-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41529-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50955-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Magnetically Trapped Particles
Book Subtitle
Foundations of the Physics of Radiation Belts and Space Plasmas
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
403
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41530-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41530-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41529-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50955-5
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
99 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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