22.611J | Fall 2003 | Graduate
Introduction to Plasma Physics I

Calendar

CLASS # TOPICS
1 Introduction: Basic Plasma Properties
2, 3 Debye Shielding: Collective Effects
4, 5 Charged Particle Motion in EM Fields
6, 7 Coulomb Collisions: Cross-sections, Relaxation
8, 9 Transport Processes
10, 11 Fluid Plasma Descriptions
12, 13 MHD Equilibrium
14, 15 MHD Dynamics
16, 17 Mid Term Exam
18, 19 Dynamics in Two-fluid Plasmas
20, 21 Cold Plasma Waves in a Magnetic Field
22, 23 Microscopic to Fluid Plasma Descriptions
24 Vlasov-Maxwell Kinetic Theory
25, 26 Linear Landau Damping and Growth
27 Kinetic Description of Waves and Instabilities;
Experiments on Plasma Waves and Landau Damping
28, 29 Final Exam