College Park, MD 20742-4111
Phone: 301.405.3401 Fax: 301.314.9525
Copyright © 2001 University of Maryland
Contact us with comments, questions and feedback
ROOM: PHY 3301
TIME: TuTh 2:00 - 3:15
An introduction to the basic concepts and phenomena of
Topics include: Vlasov theory, plasma waves, particle orbits, plasma stability,
transport, and nonlinear wave interactions. These topics will be discussed
as they apply to laboratory, industrial processing and space plasmas, as well
as to relativistic beams.
Arana Rai Choudhuri, The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas,
Cambridge Press 1998.
R. J. Goldston and P. H. Rutherford, Introduction to Plasma
Physics, IoP 1995.
NRL Plasma Formulary
Richard Fitzpatrick: Introduction to Plasma Physics
Homework assignments will be given periodically and collected
There will be two take home exams
Students will make a short report either on their research or on a
journal article of their choosing
Exam 1: (Tuesday, Oct. 19) 20%
Exam 2: (Thursday, Dec 9) 20%
Plasma on the Internet