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.

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