Plasma Physics Seminar ( Phys 769)

Professor Adil Hassam
IREAP, University of Maryland

The Equations of Plasma Physics:  What to use When and Why.

Abstract:
Here is a list of some sets of equations that can be used to address
plasma physics situations:

-       Moment Equations
-       Ideal MHD Equations
-       Dissipative MHD Equations
-       Navier-Stokes Equations
-       Braginskii Equations
-       Chew-Goldberger-Low Equations
-       Cold Plasma Equations
-       Boltzmann-Maxwell Equations
-       Vlasov-Maxwell Equations
-       Drift-Kinetic Equations
-       Gyrokinetic Equations
-       Kulsrud Equations
-       Reduced Equations


We will address the fundamental basis, validity, and applicability of some
of these sets.  Examples will be given.