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Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas

2nd Edition

By Hans L. Pecseli

CRC Press

560 pages | 168 B/W Illus.

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Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas addresses central issues in modern plasma sciences, within the context of general classical physics. The book is working gradually from an introductory to an advanced level. Addressing central issues in modern plasma sciences, including linear and nonlinear wave phenomena, this second edition has been fully updated and includes the latest developments in relevant fluid models as well as kinetic plasma models, including a detailed discussion of, for instance, collisionless Landau damping, linear as well as non-linear. The book is the result of many years of lecturing plasma sciences in Norway, Denmark, Germany, and also at the Unites States of America.

Offering a clear separation of linear and nonlinear models, the book can be tailored for students of varying levels of expertise in plasma physics, in addition to areas as diverse as the space sciences, laboratory experiments, plasma processing, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Basics of Continuum Models

Chapter 3 Linear Wave Dynamics

Chapter 4 Weakly Nonlinear Waves

Chapter 5 Basics of Electromagnetism

Chapter 6 Plasmas found in Nature

Chapter 7 Single Particle Motion

Chapter 8 Basic Plasma Parameters

Chapter 9 Experimental Devices

Chapter 10 Magneto-Hydrodynamics by Brute Force

Chapter 11 Plasma as a Mixture of Charged Gases

Chapter 12 Waves in Cold Plasmas

Chapter 13 Electrostatic Waves in Warm Homogeneous and Isotropic Plasmas

Chapter 14 Fluid Models for Nonlinear Electrostatic Waves: Isotropic Case

Chapter 15 Small Amplitude Waves in Anisotropic Warm Plasmas

Chapter 16 Fluid Models for Nonlinear Electrostatic Waves: Magnetized Case

Chapter 17 Linear Drift Waves

Chapter 18 Weakly Nonlinear Electrostatic Drift Waves

Chapter 19 Kinetic Plasma Theory

Chapter 20 Kinetic Description of Electron Plasma Waves

Chapter 21 Kinetic Plasma Sound Waves

Chapter 22 Nonlinear Kinetic Equilibria

Chapter 23 Nonlinear Landau Damping

Chapter 24 Quasi-linear Theory

About the Author

Hans Pécseli is professor emeritus at the plasma-space physics department at the University of Oslo, and also adjoined professor at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He has contributed to the literature on plasma physics, meteorology, and lately also marine biology. He is member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and also fellow of the American Physical Society. With a basic education in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a PhD from the Risø National Laboratory in Denmark, Professor Pécseli has a background from laboratory experiments in plasma physics, working at the same time also with theoretical problems in this field.

About the Series

Series in Plasma Physics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
SCIENCE / Physics