Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Authors: Bittencourt, J. A.

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About this Textbook

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics is a comprehensive textbook designed to present a logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory, with applications to a variety of important plasma phenomena. The clarity and completeness of the text makes it suitable for self-learning.

Throughout the text the emphasis is on clarity, rather than formality. The various derivations are explained in detail and, wherever possible, the physical interpretations are emphasized. The mathematical treatment is set out in great detail, carrying out steps that are usually left to the reader. The problems form an integral part of the text and most of them were designed in such a way as to provide a guideline for the student, stating intermediate steps with answers.

The book is intended primarily for advanced undergraduate and first year graduate students meeting the subject of plasma physics for the first time and is suitable for those who have taken classical mechanics, electrodynamics and mathematics beyond sophomore level.

It is a valuable compendium for any serious student of plasma physics at the level of research student or research worker and it is also of interest to researchers in other related fields, such as space physics and applied electromagnetism.

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Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"This is an excellent introductory textbook of plasma physics, especially recommendable to those starting the study of the subject. … the book is an immense monography of 678 pages. Our impressions are good … ." (Iván Abonyi, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1084, 2006)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bittencourt, J. A.

    Pages 1-32

  • Charged Particle Motion in Constant and Uniform Electromagnetic Fields

    Bittencourt, J. A.

    Pages 33-58

  • Charged Particle Motion in Nonuniform Magnetostatic Fields

    Bittencourt, J. A.

    Pages 59-94

  • Charged Particle Motion in Time-Varying Electromagnetic Fields

    Bittencourt, J. A.

    Pages 95-121

  • Elements of Plasma Kinetic Theory

    Bittencourt, J. A.

    Pages 122-140

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Plasma Physics
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4030-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4030-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-20975-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1930-4
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXIII, 679
Number of Illustrations and Tables
328 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Pergamon Press, New York, 1986
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