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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


PHYS 111 Plasma Kinetic Theory

Statistical mechanics and kinetic theory of plasmas. Transport and thermal relaxation phenomena. Microscopic foundations of a fluid description. Waves and instabilities, linear and nonlinear. Emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation.

Prerequisite

PHYS 068, and preferably PHYS 106, or permission of the instructor

Offered

18W: Arrange Offered in alternate years