Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Author: Francis F. Chen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475755953
Format: PDF, ePub
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TO THE SECOND EDITION In the nine years since this book was first written, rapid progress has been made scientifically in nuclear fusion, space physics, and nonlinear plasma theory. At the same time, the energy shortage on the one hand and the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn on the other have increased the national awareness of the important applications of plasma physics to energy production and to the understanding of our space environment. In magnetic confinement fusion, this period has seen the attainment 13 of a Lawson number nTE of 2 x 10 cm -3 sec in the Alcator tokamaks at MIT; neutral-beam heating of the PL T tokamak at Princeton to KTi = 6. 5 keV; increase of average ß to 3%-5% in tokamaks at Oak Ridge and General Atomic; and the stabilization of mirror-confined plasmas at Livermore, together with injection of ion current to near field-reversal conditions in the 2XIIß device. Invention of the tandem mirror has given magnetic confinement a new and exciting dimension. New ideas have emerged, such as the compact torus, surface-field devices, and the EßT mirror-torus hybrid, and some old ideas, such as the stellarator and the reversed-field pinch, have been revived. Radiofrequency heat ing has become a new star with its promise of dc current drive. Perhaps most importantly, great progress has been made in the understanding of the MHD behavior of toroidal plasmas: tearing modes, magnetic Vll Vlll islands, and disruptions.

Die Mathe Wichtel Band 1

Author: Stephanie Schiemann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658030739
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Mathe-Wichtel stammen aus dem Schülerwettbewerb der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV), bekannt als „Mathe im Advent“. Für dieses Buch wurden die schönsten Aufgaben der letzten Jahre ausgewählt und umfassend überarbeitet. Sie geben auf humorvolle Art einen Einblick in die wunderbare Vielfalt der Mathematik, fördern den mathematischen Entdeckungsdrang und das kreative Weiterdenken auf spielerische Weise. So erweitern sie das in der Schule vermittelte Bild der Mathematik und begeistern selbst diejenigen, die mit ihr bisher auf Kriegsfuß standen. Für Schülerinnen und Schüler ab der Grundschule (insbesondere Klassen 4-6), Eltern, Mathematiklehrer(innen) und allgemein für alle an Mathematik und Problemlösen interessierte Laien.

Visualize This

Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527760229
Format: PDF
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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Author: Donald A. Gurnett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316849023
Format: PDF
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Introducing basic principles of plasma physics and their applications to space, laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, this new edition provides updated material throughout. Topics covered include single-particle motions, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in hot and cold plasmas, and collisional effects. New additions include the ponderomotive force, tearing instabilities in resistive plasmas and the magnetorotational instability in accretion disks, charged particle acceleration by shocks, and a more in-depth look at nonlinear phenomena. A broad range of applications are explored: planetary magnetospheres and radiation belts, the confinement and stability of plasmas in fusion devices, the propagation of discontinuities and shock waves in the solar wind, and analysis of various types of plasma waves and instabilities that can occur in planetary magnetospheres and laboratory plasma devices. With step-by-step derivations and self-contained introductions to mathematical methods, this book is ideal as an advanced undergraduate to graduate-level textbook, or as a reference for researchers.

Modern Plasma Physics Volume 1 Physical Kinetics of Turbulent Plasmas

Author: Patrick H. Diamond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489364
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This three-volume series presents the ideas, models and approaches essential to understanding plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate students in plasma physics, controlled fusion and related fields such as plasma astrophysics. Volume I develops the physical kinetics of plasma turbulence through a focus on quasi-particle models and dynamics. It discusses the essential physics concepts and theoretical methods for describing weak and strong fluid and phase space turbulence in plasma systems far from equilibrium. The book connects the traditionally 'plasma' topic of weak or wave turbulence theory to more familiar fluid turbulence theory, and extends both to the realm of collisionless phase space turbulence. This gives readers a deeper understanding of these related fields, and builds a foundation for future applications to multi-scale processes of self-organization in tokamaks and other confined plasmas. This book emphasizes the conceptual foundations and physical intuition underpinnings of plasma turbulence theory.

Plasma Physics

Author: Andreas Dinklage
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540252740
Format: PDF
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Plasma Physics: Confinement, Transport and Collective Effects provides an overview of modern plasma research with special focus on confinement and related issues. Beginning with a broad introduction, the book leads graduate students and researchers – also those from related fields - to an understanding of the state-of-the-art in modern plasma physics. Furthermore, it presents a methodological cross section ranging from plasma applications and plasma diagnostics to numerical simulations, the latter providing an increasingly important link between theory and experiment. Effective references guide the reader from introductory texts through to contemporary research. Some related exercises in computational plasma physics are supplied on a special web site

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Author: D. A. Gurnett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521364836
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The emphasis of this text is on basic plasma theory, with applications to both space and laboratory plasmas. All mathematical concepts beyond those normally covered in an advanced calculus course are fully explained. Topics covered include single-particle motions, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves in both cold and hot plasmas, nonlinear phenomena and collisional effects. Applications include planetary magnetospheres and radiation belts, the confinement and stability of plasmas in fusion devices, the propagation of discontinuities and shock waves in the solar wind, and the analysis of various types of plasma waves and instabilities that can occur in planetary magnetospheres and laboratory plasma devices. This book is structured as a text for a one- or two-semester introductory course in plasma physics at the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level. It can also serve as a resource book on the basic principles of plasma physics.