Physics of Fully Ionized Gases

Second Revised Edition

Author: Lyman Spitzer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151581

Category: Science

Page: 192

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An introductory course in theoretical physics is the sole prerequisite for this general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research. 1962 edition.
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Fundamentals of Ionized Gases

Basic Topics in Plasma Physics

Author: Boris M. Smirnov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527637125

Category: Science

Page: 488

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A comprehensive and readily accessible work for studying the physics of ionized gases, based on "Physics of Ionized Gases". The focus remains on fundamentals rather than on the details required for interesting but difficult applications, such as magnetic confinement fusion, or the phenomena that occur with extremely high-intensity short-pulse lasers. However, this new work benefits from much rearranging of the subject matter within each topic, resulting in a more coherent structure. There are also some significant additions, many of which relate to clusters, while other enlarged sections include plasmas in the atmosphere and their applications. In each case, the emphasis is on a clear and unified understanding of the basic physics that underlies all plasma phenomena. Thus, there are chapters on plasma behavior from the viewpoint of atomic and molecular physics, as well as on the macroscopic phenomena involved in physical kinetics of plasmas and the transport of radiation and of charged particles within plasmas. With this grounding in the fundamental physics of plasmas, the notoriously difficult subjects of nonlinear phenomena and of instabilities in plasmas can then be treated with comprehensive clarity. The work is rounded off with appendices containing information and data of great importance and relevance that are not easily found in other books. Valuable reading for graduate and PhD physics students, and a reference for researchers in low-temperature ionized gases-plasma processing, edge region fusion plasma physics, and atmospheric plasmas.
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Plasmaphysik

Eine Einführung

Author: Wilhelm H. Kegel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642587712

Category: Science

Page: 321

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Plasmaphysik gibt eine systematische Einführung in die Methoden zur theoretischen Beschreibung physikalischer Prozesse in ionisierten Gasen. Ausgehend vom mikroskopischen Teilchenbild werden die Gleichungen sowohl für eine mikroskopische als auch für eine makroskopische Beschreibung eines Plasmas abgeleitet. Soweit es ohne größeren mathematischen Aufwand möglich ist, werden relativistische Effekte berücksichtigt. Besonders diskutiert wird die Frage, welche Näherung welcher Fragestellung angemessen ist. Als Beispiele werden Fragestellungen aus der Astrophysik, der Magnetosphärenphysik, sowie Laborexperimente diskutiert. Insbesondere werden Gleichgewichtskonfigurationen, Instabilitäten und Wellen in den verschiedenen Näherungen behandelt.
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Physics of Ionized Gases

Author: Boris M. Smirnov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352761771X

Category: Science

Page: 398

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A comprehensive textbook and reference for the study of the physics of ionized gases The intent of this book is to provide deep physical insight into the behavior of gases containing atoms and molecules from which one or more electrons have been ionized. The study of these so-called plasmas begins with an overview of plasmas as they are found in nature and created in the laboratory. This serves as a prelude to a comprehensive study of plasmas, beginning with low temperature and "ideal" plasmas and extending to radiation and particle transport phenomena, the response of plasmas to external fields, and an insightful treatment of plasma waves, plasma instabilities, nonlinear phenomena in plasmas, and the study of plasma interactions with surfaces. In all cases, the emphasis is on a clear and unified understanding of the basic physics that underlies all plasma phenomena. Thus, there are chapters on plasma behavior from the viewpoint of atomic and molecular physics, as well as on the macroscopic phenomena involved in physical kinetics of plasmas and the transport of radiation and of charged particles within plasmas. With this grounding in the fundamental physics of plasmas, the notoriously difficult subjects of nonlinear phenomena and of instabilities in plasmas are then treated with comprehensive clarity.
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Physics of Electric Propulsion

Author: Robert G. Jahn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138674

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs. 1968 edition.
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Plasma Physics

Author: James E. Drummond

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320588

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This edited collection of papers by pioneering experts was a standard text throughout the 1960s and 70s. A timeless introduction to foundations of plasma physics and a valuable source of historic context. 1961 edition.
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The Physics of Astrophysics: Gas dynamics

Author: Frank H. Shu

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9780935702651

Category: Science

Page: 476

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This two-volume text is for new graduates on astronomy courses who need to get to grips with the physics involved in the subject. Four problem sets, averaging three problems per set, accompany each volume. The problems expand on the material covered in the texts and represent the level of calculational skill needed to write scientific papers in contemporary astrophysics.
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Theory of Fully Ionized Plasmas

Author: Günter Ecker

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483270475

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Theory of Fully Ionized Plasmas deals with the theory of fully ionized plasmas, with emphasis on their resistant groups, namely, electrons and nuclei. A model of the fully ionized plasma is presented based in part on the assumption that the system is sufficiently large so that the behavior of its individuals is not affected by the presence of boundaries. Where this assumption is applied the fully ionized plasma is called a Coulomb system. Comprised of six chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the Coulomb system as the fully ionized system in the quasi-static electromagnetic field. The equilibrium and non-equilibrium states of this Coulomb system, with or without individual particle correlations, are considered. The macroscopic and microscopic qualities of the Coulomb system are also described, together with its partition function and Landau's solution to the Vlasov equation. The second part explores the fully ionized system in the general electromagnetic field and addresses single-particle radiation and many-particle interactions with electromagnetic fields. This monograph is intended for graduate students and research workers in the field of plasma physics, astrophysics, or related topics.
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Shock wave structure in a fully ionized gas based on multi-component fluid theory

Author: Huon Li,Richard D. Mathieu,Pennsylvania State University. Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1

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The multi-component continuous approach for the investigation of the gasdynamics of a plasma is presented. More information about the flow properties of a plasma can be obtained than from the classical magnetohydrodynamic approach. Also, the resulting equations appear to be more easily solved than the Blotzmann equation of classical kinetic theory. The basic macroscopic conservation equations for a non-reacting multi-component plasma are presented. The fluid properties of each component are referred to the mean velocity of that component. Therefore, no limitations are placed on the magnitude of the diffusion velocities. The effects of electric and magnetic fields are included. The equations for a two-component mixture are used to study the structure of a shock wave in a fully-ionized hydrogen gas. It is assumed that the momentum exchange and energy exchange between the ions and electrons are important because of the strong Coulomb forces present. (Author).
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The Many Scales in the Universe

JENAM 2004 Astrophysics Reviews

Author: J.C. Toro Iniesta,Emilio Javier Alfaro,Javier Garcia Gorgas,E. Salvador-Solé,H. Butcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402045263

Category: Science

Page: 295

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All branches of astrophysics are encompassed in this book, from the largest scales and cosmology to the solar system and the Sun, through the galaxies and the stars, including a section on astronomical instrumentation. Experts from across the world ‘speak’ in a single book about the most recent, exciting results from their fields. A CD-ROM accompanies the book opening a panorama of astrophysics today.
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Partially ionized gases

Author: Morton Mitchner,Charles H. Kruger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471611721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 518

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The Physics of Ionized Gases

Invited Lectures and Progress Reports of SPIG '80, Dubrovnik, August 25-30, 1980

Author: M. Matić

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collisions (Nuclear physics)

Page: 823

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Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

Author: Jeffrey P. Freidberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462156

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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There has been an increase in interest worldwide in fusion research over the last decade and a half due to the recognition that a large number of new, environmentally attractive, sustainable energy sources will be needed to meet ever increasing demand for electrical energy. Based on a series of course notes from graduate courses in plasma physics and fusion energy at MIT, the text begins with an overview of world energy needs, current methods of energy generation, and the potential role that fusion may play in the future. It covers energy issues such as the production of fusion power, power balance, the design of a simple fusion reactor and the basic plasma physics issues faced by the developers of fusion power. This book is suitable for graduate students and researchers working in applied physics and nuclear engineering. A large number of problems accumulated over two decades of teaching are included to aid understanding.
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An Introduction to Plasma Physics

Author: W. B. Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483164772

Category: Science

Page: 282

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An Introduction to Plasma Physics, Second Edition focuses on the processes, reactions, properties, and approaches involved in plasma physics, including kinetic theory, radiation, particle motions, and oscillations. The publication first offers information on the introduction to plasma physics and basic properties of the equilibrium plasma. Discussions focus on the occurrence of plasma in nature, technological aspects of plasma physics, quasi-neutrality and plasma oscillations, transmission of electromagnetic radiation through plasma, production of plasma by shock waves, and degree of ionization in a thermal plasma. The text then ponders on arc plasma, magnetohydrodynamics, and magnetohydrodynamic stability. The manuscript takes a look at plasma dynamics and particle motions and kinetic theory of the plasma. Topics include dielectric behavior of a magnetized plasma, approximate treatment of particle orbits, formal derivation of the drifts, macroscopic effects of particle motion, consequences of the magnetic moment, and transport equations and hydrodynamics. Low-frequency oscillations of a uniform magnetized plasma, stability and perturbation theories, and approximate procedure for solving the transport equations are also discussed. The publication is a highly recommended source material for readers interested in plasma physics.
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Plasmaphysik für Physiker

Author: Lew A. Artsimowitsch,Roald S. Sagdejew

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322912191

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

View: 6493

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