Course Descriptions

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus

PHYS 712 : Physics of Plasmas

Prerequisites: PHYS 460, 485.
Description: Plasma physics: definition and examples of plasmas. Motion of a charged particle in EM fields. The Boltzman and Vlasov equations. Magnetohydrodynamics. Waves, instabilities; applications to controlled thermonuclear fusion and space physics.
Units: 3
SF State Home