22.612J Introduction to Plasma Physics II
Linear waves and instabilities in magnetized plasma; solutions of Vlasov-Maxwell equations in homogeneous and inhomogeneous plasmas; conservation principles for energy and momentum; quasi-linear theory and nonlinear stabilization; solitons and coherent nonlinear phenomena; collisions and discrete particle effects; fluctuations in a stable plasma; Fokker-Planck equation and transport phenomena. A subject description tailored to fit the background and interests of the attending students distributed shortly before and at the beginning of the subject.
22.612J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by Staff.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
In the Spring 2012 Subject Evaluations, 22.612J was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Fall 2014 Course 22: Nuclear Science and Engineering site.
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