Introduction to plasma physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode NAIPP-09
Vaknaam Introduction to plasma physics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to plasma physics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:

Follow current literature on plasma physics regarding magnetic fusion research and astrophysical plasmas.
Omschrijving This module presents an introduction to plasma physics. The subjects to be dealt with include: Characteristic plasma properties, e.g. density, temperature, plasma frequency and Debye length, illustrated with examples from laboratory and space plasmas. Guiding-centre theory of charged-particle motion in inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields. Application to plasma confinement in magnetic mirrors and tokamaks. Kinetic theory and magnetohydrodynamics. Plasma equilibrium and stability. Transport properties of plasmas. The propagation of acoustic, electrostatic and electromagnetic waves in plasmas and the CMA diagram. Application of plasma physics to controlled thermonuclear fusion and solar plasmas.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(82% WE, 18% AST)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. ir. J.P.M. Beijers
Docent(en) dr. ir. J.P.M. Beijers
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
reader: Lecture notes: Introduction to Plasma Physics J.P.M. Beijers
Entreevoorwaarden Vector calculus, classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism (including Maxwell equations and EM waves).
Opmerkingen Exam grade higher than 5.5
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