Prof. Ron Parker
22.611J / 8.613J / 6.651J
The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is important in fields as diverse as Astrophysics and Controlled Fusion. Plasma is often referred to as "the fourth state of matter." This course introduces the study of the nature and behavior of plasma. A variety of models to describe plasma behavior are presented.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Parker, Ron. 22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear-engineering/22-611j-introduction-to-plasma-physics-i-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA