Physics of Fully Ionized Gases

ISBN-10: 0486449823

ISBN-13: 9780486449821

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Lyman Spitzer

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An introductory course in theoretical physics is the sole prerequisite for this general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research. Subjects include the motion of a particle, macroscopic behavior of a plasma, waves in a plasma, and more. 1962 edition.
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Motion of a Particle
Equations of Motion
Particle Drifts
Electric field
Gravitational field
Inhomogeneous magnetic field
Confinement in axial fields
Magnetic Moment
Acceleration of Particles
Macroscopic Behaviour of a Plasma
Electrical Neutrality
Basic Equations
Relation between Macroscopic and Microscopic Velocities
Electric Currents
Motion of Material Across Lines of Force
Change of flux through a moving surface
Diffusion across a strong magnetic field
Waves in a Plasma
Electromagnetic Waves with No Magnetic Field
Electrostatic Waves with No Magnetic Field
Hydromagnetic Waves
Waves in a Cold Uniform Plasma
Propagation across B
Propagation parallel to B
Propagation in an arbitrary direction
Damping and Excitation of Waves
Landau damping
Cyclotron damping
Excitation, two-stream instability
Equilibria and Their Stability
Principles of Stable Equilibrium
Plane System
Stability, isotropic pressure
Stability, anisotropic pressure
Cylindrical System
Axisymmetric System
Encounters between Charged Particles
Distant Encounters
Diffusion Coefficients
Relaxation Times
Electrical Resistivity
Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity
Photon scattering by free electrons
Photon emission in electron-ion collisions
Synchrotron radiation
The Boltzmann Equation
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