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PHYS 712 : Physics of Plasmas

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; PHYS 460; PHYS 701 or PHYS 785 recommended.
Description: Fundamental properties of plasmas. Motion of charged particles in electromagnetic fields. Kinetic theory of plasmas, including the Boltzmann and Vlasov equations. Fluid theory of plasmas, including magnetohydrodynamics. Waves and instabilities. Applications to controlled thermonuclear fusion and space physics.
Units: 3
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