Applied Plasma Physics
ENG EC 731
Statistical description of plasmas as many-body systems. Liouville equation. Distribution functions. Transport phenomena in plasmas. Fokker-Planck theory. Applications for MHD power generation, sputtering, plasma deposition, ambipolar diffusion in machine plasmas. Kinetic equations for plasma. Maxwell-Vlasov theory of plasma waves and plasma instability. Applications to microwave devices, particle beams, space and laboratory plasmas. Fluctuations, correlations, and plasma radiation.