9780486449821

Physics of Fully Ionized Gases Second Revised Edition

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    9780486449821

  • ISBN10:

    0486449823

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-07
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Written in 1955, this classic graduate-level volume was the first general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research, and it has served as a valuable reference ever since. Lyman Spitzer, Jr., (1914-97) was the first to propose the idea of placing a large telescope in space and the driving force behind the development of the Hubble Space Telescope. Founder and director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory, a pioneering program in controlled thermonuclear research, he taught and inspired a generation of plasma physicists.

Table of Contents

Motion of a Particle
1(19)
Equations of Motion
1(2)
Particle Drifts
3(6)
Electric field
3(2)
Gravitational field
5(1)
Inhomogeneous magnetic field
6(1)
Confinement in axial fields
7(2)
Magnetic Moment
9(6)
Acceleration of Particles
15(5)
Macroscopic Behaviour of a Plasma
20(29)
Electrical Neutrality
21(2)
Basic Equations
23(7)
Relation between Macroscopic and Microscopic Velocities
30(5)
Electric Currents
35(5)
Motion of Material Across Lines of Force
40(9)
Change of flux through a moving surface
40(2)
Diffusion across a strong magnetic field
42(7)
Waves in a Plasma
49(46)
Electromagnetic Waves with No Magnetic Field
52(3)
Electrostatic Waves with No Magnetic Field
55(6)
Hydromagnetic Waves
61(6)
Waves in a Cold Uniform Plasma
67(14)
Propagation across B
68(9)
Propagation parallel to B
77(2)
Propagation in an arbitrary direction
79(2)
Damping and Excitation of Waves
81(14)
Landau damping
82(4)
Cyclotron damping
86(2)
Excitation, two-stream instability
88(7)
Equilibria and Their Stability
95(25)
Principles of Stable Equilibrium
95(5)
Plane System
100(8)
Equilibrium
100(2)
Stability, isotropic pressure
102(3)
Stability, anisotropic pressure
105(3)
Cylindrical System
108(8)
Equilibrium
108(4)
Stability
112(4)
Axisymmetric System
116(4)
Encounters between Charged Particles
120(35)
Distant Encounters
121(2)
Diffusion Coefficients
123(8)
Relaxation Times
131(5)
Electrical Resistivity
136(7)
Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity
143(4)
Radiation
147(8)
Photon scattering by free electrons
147(1)
Photon emission in electron-ion collisions
148(4)
Synchrotron radiation
152(3)
Appendix. The Boltzmann Equation 155(5)
Symbols 160(5)
Index 165

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