The physics of plasmas
 Author/Creator
 Boyd, T. J. M.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
 Physical description
 xii, 532 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Sanderson, J. J.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 517522) and index.
 Contents

 Preface 1. Introduction 2. Particle orbit theory 3. Macroscopic equations 4. Ideal magnetohydrodynamics 5. Resistive magnetohydrodynamics 6. Waves in unbounded homogeneous plasmas 7. Collisionless kinetic theory 8. Collisional kinetic theory 9. Plasma radiation 10. Nonlinear plasma physics 11. Aspects of inhomogeneous plasmas 12. The classical theory of plasmas Appendices References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The Physics of Plasmas provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, illustrating the basic theory with examples drawn from fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas. A particular strength of the book is its discussion of the various models used to describe plasma physics and the relationships between them. These include particle orbit theory, fluid equations, ideal and resistive magnetohydrodynamics, wave equations and kinetic theory. The reader will gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals, and develop this into an understanding of some of the more specialised topics. Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the physical interpretation of plasma phenomena. Exercises are provided throughout. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics, applied mathematics, astronomy and engineering will find a clear but rigorous explanation of the fundamental properties of plasmas with minimal mathematical formality. This book will also appeal to research physicists, nuclear and electrical engineers.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Plasma (Ionized gases)
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2003
 Responsibility
 T.J.M. Boyd, J.J. Sanderson.
 ISBN
 0521452902
 9780521452908
 0521459125
 9780521459129