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
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.
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