Theory of Tokamak Plasmas


  • R.B. White

This is a graduate textbook on tokamak physics, designed to provide a basic introduction to plasma equilibrium, particle orbits, transport, and those ideal and resistive magnetohydrodynamic instabilities which dominate the behavior of a tokamak discharge, and to develop the mathematical methods necessary for their theoretical analysis.
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Book information

  • Published: August 1989
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-87475-7

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Toroidal configuration. 2. Equilibrium. 3. Guiding center motion. 4. Linear ideal modes. 5. Linear resistive modes. 6. Nonlinear behavior. 7. Hybrid kinetic - MHD modes. 8. Transport. 9. Phase integral methods.