Description

This volume is mainly concerned with a systematic development of the theory of plasmas, the authority being firmly rooted in the pioneering work of Landau. Corresponding results are also given for partially ionized plasmas, relativistic plasmas, degenerate or non-ideal plasmas and solid state plasmas.

Readership

For final year undergraduates, postgraduates, research workers in theoretical physics and physics.

Table of Contents

Kinetic theory of gases; Collisionless plasmas; Plasmas in magnetic fields; Instability theory; Insulators; Quantum liquids; Metals; Superconductors; Index.

Details

No. of pages:
625
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080570495
Print ISBN:
9780750626354

About the authors

L. P. Pitaevskii

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Physical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR