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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


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.

Instructor

Liu

Prerequisite

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

Offered

18W: Arrange Offered in alternate years