Graduate level course.
Basic physics knowledge (mechanics, E&M, statistical physics) is assumed, though relevant reviews will be given
Problem set: 30%
Final exam: 40%
Bonus: 25 min presentation on your/suggested topic
Midterm & Final Exams:
No printed matter allowed in the class,
any hand written notes are allowed.
Problem sets: ~ Every week
Collaboration policy: Discussion is encouraged, copying discouraged.
If a problem has been solved in a very close collaboration with
someone, please state it openly.
-Introduction to Plasma Physics by Paul Bellan
-Plasma Physics: An Introduction to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical and Laboratory Plasmas
by Peter Sturrock
-Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion by Francis F. Chen
All books have been
put on reserve in the physics Library.