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.
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.