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Plasma Physics

course number 203-2-4281
Semester: A 2019
3 points

Lecturer: Michael Gedalin

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Course Plan:

Week Topic
1
Basic definitions and parameters. Debye screening and plasma osillations. Ionization. Coulomb collisions. I.1

II.1
2
Hierarchy of descriptions. Single-fluid model. Magnetohydrodynamics. I.2

3
MHD equilibria and waves. I.3

II.6.1-6.4
4
MHD discontinuities. MHD in space plasmas. I.4

5
Two-fluid description. Relation to MHD. I.5

6
Waves in dispersive media - general approach. I.6

II.4.1-4.2
7
Waves in two-fluid hydrodynamics without and with external magnetic field. I.7

II.4.3-4.5, 4.10-4.19
8
Nonlinear stationary waves in two-fluid theory I.7

9
Kinetic description. From kinetics to hydrodynamics. I.8

II. 7.1-7.6
10
Waves in kinetic description. Landau damping. I.8

II.7.1-7.6
11
Instabilities (two-stream, beam) in hydrodynamic and kinetic descriptions. I.9

II.6.6
12
Instabilities (two-stream, beam) in hydrodynamic and kinetic descriptions. I.9

13
(Optional) Noninear phenomena - first concepts. I.10



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Roster:

Office hours


Name Day Hours Building/Room E-mail
Michael Gedalin By apppointment 54/326 gedalin@bgu.ac.il


Lecture/Tutorial

Group What? Name Day Hours Building/Room
Lecture Michael Gedalin Monday 10:00-13:00 51/318



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