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

Readings

General

Elementary:

Chen, F. F.Introduction to Plasma Physics. 2nd ed. Plenum Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780306307553.

See also:

Shohet, J. L.The Plasma State. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1971. ISBN: 9780126405507.

Tanenbaum, B. S.Plasma Physics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1967. ISBN: 9780070628120.

Intermediate:

Hazeltine, R. D., and F. L. Waelbroeck.The Framework of Plasma Physics.  New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. ISBN: 9780738200477.

Goldston, R. J., and P. H. Rutherford. Introduction to Plasma Physics. New York NY: Taylor & Francis Inc., 1995. ISBN: 9780750301831.

See also:

Clemmow, P. C., and J. P. Dougherty. Electrodynamics of Particles and Plamas. New York, NY: Perseus Books, 1989. ISBN: 9780201515008.

Spitzer, L., Jr.Physics of Fully Ionized Gases. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Interscience-John Wiley, 1962. ISBN: 9780470817230.

Schmidt, G. Physics of High Temperature Plasmas. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780126266603. (Recommended for theory or particle orbits)

Boyd, T. J. M., and J. J. Sanderson. Plasma Physics. Barnes and Noble, 1969. (Recommended for the statistical mechanics description of plasmas)

Dendy, R., ed.Plasma Physics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521433099. (Recommended for specific chapters on space and plasmas and on industrial plasmas)

Advanced:

Krall, N. A., and A. W. Trivelpiece.Principles of Plasma Physics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973. Reissued by San Francisco Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780911302585.

See also:

Ichimaru, S.Principles of Plasma Physics - A Statistical Approach. W. H. Benjamin, 1973. ISBN: 9780805387537.

Plasma Waves

Stix, T. H.Waves in Plasmas. American Institute of Physics, 1992. ISBN: 9780883188590.

Plasma Diagnostics

Hutchinson, I. H.Principles of Plasma Diagnostics. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780521326223.

Huddlestone, R. H., and S. L. Leonard. Plasma Diagnostic Techniques. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1965.

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Rose, D. J., and M. Clark, Jr.Plasmas and Controlled Fusion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; New York, NY: John Wiley, 1961. ISBN: 9780262180061.

Buy at MIT Press Miyamoto, K.Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion. Revised ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780262631174.

Wesson, J.Tokamaks. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780198563280.

Plasma Astrophysics

Tajima, T., and K. Shibata.Plasma Astrophysics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN: 9780201406429.