Introduction to Plasma Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785483066, 9780128189788

Introduction to Plasma Physics

1st Edition

Authors: Gerard Belmont Laurence Rezeau Caterina Riconda Arnaud Zaslavsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483066
eBook ISBN: 9780128189788
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 19th February 2019
Page Count: 236
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Description

Introduction to Plasma Physics presents the latest on plasma physics. Although plasmas are not very present in our immediate environment, there are still universal phenomena that we encounter, i.e., electric shocks and galactic jets. This book presents, in parallel, the basics of plasma theory and a number of applications to laboratory plasmas or natural plasmas. It provides a fresh look at concepts already addressed in other disciplines, such as pressure and temperature. In addition, the information provided helps us understand the links between fluid theories, such as MHD and the kinetic theory of these media, especially in wave propagation.

Key Features

  • Presents the different phenomena that make up plasma physics
  • Explains the basics of plasma theory
  • Helps readers comprehend the various concepts related to plasmas

Readership

Public safety, prevention of natural hazards (earthquakes, floods and fires)

Table of Contents

  1. What is Plasma?
    2. Individual Trajectories in an Electromagnetic Field
    3. Kinetic Theory of Plasma
    4. Plasma Fluid Modeling and MHD Limit
    5. Waves in Plasmas in the Fluid Approximation
    6. Kinetic Effects: Landau Dumping
    7. Shockwaves and Discontinuities

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© ISTE Press - Elsevier 2019
Published:
19th February 2019
Imprint:
ISTE Press - Elsevier
Hardcover ISBN:
9781785483066
eBook ISBN:
9780128189788

About the Author

Gerard Belmont

Gérard Belmont is Emeritus Researcher at CNRS, France. His main research interest is in space plasmas and their different descriptions, kinetic and fluid, of non-collision plasmas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Researcher, CNRS

Laurence Rezeau

Laurence Rezeau is Professor of Astrophysics at Sorbonne University, France. Her main research interest is in the interactions between solar wind and the Earth.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Astrophysics, Sorbonne University, France

Caterina Riconda

Caterina Riconda is Professor of Physics at Sorbonne University, France. Her main research interest is in the theory and simulations of laser-plasma interaction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physics, Sorbonne University, France

Arnaud Zaslavsky

Arnaud Zaslavsky is Maître de Conferences in Physics at Sorbonne University, France. His main research interest is in astrophysical plasmas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Maitre de Conferences in Physics, Sorbonne University, France

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