Fall Semester 2012
Lecture: TuTh 2:00-3:15 in TBD
Instructor: Prof. James Drake
|Office: 3311 A.V. Williams
||Office Hours: drop-in or by appt.
|Phone: 301-405-1471||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
An introduction to the basic concepts and phenomena of plasma
physics. Topics include: Vlasov theory and wave-particle
interactions, MHD theory, plasma waves, particle orbits and plasma
stability. These topics will be discussed as they apply to
laboratory and space plasmas.
Class Web site:
The syllabus, homework assignments and solutions to the homework will be posted on the class web site (www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~drake/classes/physics761/).
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