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Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas

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ISBN-10: 0521020980

ISBN-13: 9780521020985

Edition: 2005

Authors: Per Helander, Dieter J. Sigmar, M. G. Haines, K. I. Hopcraft, I. H. Hutchinson

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Here is a text on theoretical plasma physics, the science of extremely hot gases which make up most of the universe and are used extensively in fusion energy research. The authors treat a topic at the heart of this subject, transport theory, which predicts the electrical and thermal properties of the plasma. This comprehensive book is directed at graduate students in physics and professional research physicists, in particular, fusion energy scientists and space physicists.
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Book details

List price: $87.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

PER HELANDER is a research scientist at the Culham Science Centre of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. After obtaining his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology in G�teborg, Sweden, he held a post-doctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he remains a regular visitor. His scientific interests include most topics of theoretical plasma physics, in particular kinetic theory.

DIETER SIGMAR received his doctorate from the Technical University of Vienna where he is now a.o. Professor of Theoretical Physics. He has had a long career in the US Fusion Program, and is now retired from his position as head of the Plasma Theory Group at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Ian H. Hutchinson is a plasma physicist and Professor in the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has been solving physical problems using computers for forty years. A fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, he has won several awards for excellence in teaching at MIT, and is the author of the definitive textbook on making measurements of plasmas, Principles of Plasma Diagnostics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Kinetic and fluid descriptions of a plasma
The collision operator
Plasma fluid equations
Transport of a cylindrical plasma
Particle motion
Toroidal plasma
Transport in toroidal plasmas
Transport in the Pfirsch-Schlnter regime
Transport in the plateau regime
Transport in the banana regime
The moment approach to neoclassical theory
Advanced topics
Experimental evidence for neoclassical transport