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Plasma Physics supplementary course ( 2A1137 aka EF2210 )

Plasma Physics supplementary course ( 2A1137 aka  EF2210 ) 

This course was given using a compendium ( PDF filePlasma physics Part II ) for undergraduates in their final year and in the Erasmus Mundus student exchange program.

It was described as follows:

The aim of the course is to give a broader and deeper understanding of theoretical plasma physics as a basis for continued studies. Topics include the variational analysis of magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability, kinetic theory of plasmas, electrostatic structures.

Contents of the course:

• Magnetohydrodynamics - variational analysis, force free magnetic fields, normal mode analysis.

• Kinetic Plasma Theory: phase space, distribution functions, Vlasov equation, Liouvilles theorem, moment equations, Boltzmann equation, Fokker-Planck equation, stability.

• Electrostatic structures: wall sheaths, double layers, solitary waves.